noun (plural skerries)Scottish
A reef or rocky island.
- Some are just mudflats, some just sandbanks, many are rocky outcrops and skerries known only to seals, albatrosses, and retired lighthouse-keepers.
- A boat from the killer fleet had struck the reef out past the skerries and was being pounded to pieces by the pelting waves.
- The resulting crumbs range in size from mere nameless skerries to islands the size of a city centre like Lidingö.
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