Adjective "pinto" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


  1. 'Kris clicked a lead onto his halter, the young pinto thoroughbred following behind Kris sleepily.'
  2. '‘There has been a great increase in the number of pinto breeders in the US and I feel the trend will spill over into this country,’ Miles said.'
  3. 'Joe pulled up the pinto mare and touched the brim of his hat.'
  4. 'Across the alley from the Alamo lived a pinto pony and a Navajo who sang a sort of Indian Hideho.'
  5. 'Conjuring visions of sitting astride a pinto pony, an octagon-barreled rifle across the saddle, a gentle breeze blowing across the prairie grass, this gun embodies the frontier spirit.'
  6. 'He was very feisty and reminded Kris greatly of Lucky, her pinto little colt.'


A piebald horse.
  1. 'A tall gray man with piercing eyes and a sternly lined face remained firmly seated in the pinto's saddle, while four winged men, wearing clothing not too much unlike ploughmen's attire, circled the deck.'
  2. 'It was a beautiful creature and as I moved to the switchback to enter the corral, the pinto began to crib on the fencing.'
  3. 'Someone needs to put this pinto out to pasture pronto.'
  4. 'Chika picked her mare, a dainty pinto named Lassi and slipped a bridle and saddle on the mare.'
  5. 'On the other side were three sleek horses, tall, with shining coats, chestnut, black, and a pinto, golden-blonde and black.'
  6. 'Adam muttered darkly under his breath about what he was going to do to a younger brother and shoved Sport after the quickly dwindling form of the pinto.'
  7. 'Joe unwrapped Cochise's reins from the hitching rail and backed the pinto out into the street, where he vaulted into the saddle.'
  8. 'The pinto was different, taller and leaner with more black in his coat, but he had that same short-bodied, chunky look that Joe Cartwright favoured.'
  9. 'Where you from that they don't have bays and chestnuts, only pintos?'
  10. 'Zef's cannon was to their left with two pintos tied to a close by shrub.'


1. marked with spots of white and other colors; mottled; spotted: a pinto horse. noun, plural pintos.

2. Western U.S. a pinto horse.

3. pinto bean.

More examples(as adjective)

"beans can be pinto."

"varieties can be pinto."


Mid 19th century: from Spanish, literally ‘mottled’, based on Latin pictus, past participle of pingere ‘to paint’.