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skerry

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noun sker·ry \ˈsker-ē\

Definition of skerry

plural skerries

  1. :  a rocky isle :  reef



Origin of skerry

Scots (Shetland and Orkney islands), ultimately from Old Norse skerj-, sker rocky islet — more at scar


First Known Use: 1612


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