Definition of skerry in English:

skerry

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Pronunciation: /ˈskɛri
 
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noun (plural skerries)

Scottish
  • A reef or rocky island.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

early 17th century: Orkney dialect, from Old Norse sker.

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