Definition of dapple gray in US English:

dapple gray


  • (of a horse) gray or white with rounded markings of a darker shade.

    • ‘To my great relief and joy, Prince Justyn was nowhere in sight, and Joshua was grooming a dapple-gray stallion.’
    • ‘She continued to scrutinize his expression as his glower remained focused on the ground at their feet, one hand firmly gripping the reins of his lathered dapple-gray gelding while the other tightly held his riding crop.’
    • ‘Rachel's frown darkened, but when the sharp sound of horse hooves approached fast behind, she halted and turned to see a lathered dapple gray gelding mounted by the familiar physique of ‘Robert!’’
    • ‘Dapple gray horses usually have dapples throughout their entire body, often with darker colored points.’
    • ‘Stacey chose a dapple gray horse, and a groom saddled the horse up for her.’


  • A dapple-gray horse.

    • ‘He is a dapple grey but whitening and stands over 15 hands. We have owned him since he was 6 months old.’
    • ‘Judge Hilton has increased his already possession of horse flesh by the purchase, within a few days, of five additional horses, a pair of dapple greys.’
    • ‘To some rocking horse lovers, a carved English rocking horse means one thing: a dapple grey.’
    • ‘Ol' Dan was a dapple grey, white hair but lots of black spots on his skin.’
    • ‘Ahearn was a dapple gray stallion, and a solid wall of muscle.’


dapple gray

/ˌdapəl ˈɡrā/