from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having spots or patches of white on a coat of a color other than black: a skewbald horse.
- n. A skewbald animal, especially a horse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Marked with patches of white and non-black colours.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Marked with spots and patches of white and some color other than black; -- usually distinguished from piebald, in which the colors are properly white and black. Said of horses.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Spotted in an irregular manner; piebald: used especially of horses.
Middle English skeued, of mixed colors (probably from skeu, sky, cloud, of Scandinavian origin; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots) + bald.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)