skerry

noun
sker·​ry | \ ˈsker-ē How to pronounce skerry (audio) \
plural skerries

Definition of skerry

: a rocky isle : reef

First Known Use of skerry

1612, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for skerry

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

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“Skerry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skerry. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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