skerry

noun

sker·​ry ˈsker-ē How to pronounce skerry (audio)
plural skerries
: a rocky isle : reef

Word History

Etymology

Scots (Shetland and Orkney islands), ultimately from Old Norse skerj-, sker rocky islet — more at scar entry 1

First Known Use

1612, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of skerry was in 1612

Dictionary Entries Near skerry

Cite this Entry

“Skerry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skerry. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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