Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A brindled color.
  • n. A brindled animal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A streaky colouration in animals.
  • n. An animal so coloured.
  • adj. Having such a colouration; brindled

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Brindled.
  • n. The state of being brindled.
  • n. A brindled color; also, that which is brindled.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being brinded; a color or mixture of colors, of which gray is the base, with bands of a darker gray or black color: as, “a natural brindle,” Richardson, Clarissa Harlowe.
  • n. A name of the mudfish or bowfin, Amia calva. See cut under Amiidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a grey or brown streak or a pattern or a patchy coloring; used especially of the patterned fur of cats

Etymologies

Back-formation from brindled.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • Ibilao have the same dog in two colors, the black and the "brindle"

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  • oh, i had it right the first time. but now i realize "brindle" probably won't phase her at all; she tends to dogs.

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  • oh! not hunter? darn. still, "brindle" should give her a start.

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  • On the porch, he held a brindle male by the scruff.

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  • Yes | No | Report from Cgull wrote 2 weeks 1 day ago pit bull/great dane mix Tigger had the face and color of a brindle pit bull, the size, heart and temperment of a great dane, would'nt hurt a thing.

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  • My first dogs name - Boo, Amego, a brindle great dane/pit bull mix - tiger, Blue and (lol) Sharona!

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  • Her mother was black lab and beagle, and her father was black lab and pitbull, so she is a black lab with brown pitbull brindle on her legs and face, and she barks like a beagle!

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  • The body of a brown brindle-and-white pit bull, which was buried in a shallow grave, was unearthed by Humane Society officers behind an apartment building.

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  • adj. = brindled

    The last of the line, Cap, a brindle mongrel who looked like a worn carpet-bag, caught the secret of vitality from his indomitable mistress and lived to be sixteen, when Aunt Margery, with heavy heart but steady hand, administered the ether that put a merciful end to the miserable burden of his years.
    —James Thurber, 1952, 'Daguerreotype of a Lady', in The Thurber Album

    July 10, 2008