skerry

skerry
skerry [sker′ē]
n.
pl. skerries [via Orkney dial. < ON sker, reef (< IE base * sker-, to cut > SHEAR) + ey, ISLAND]
Scot. an isolated rock or reef in the sea

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  • skerry — /sker ee/, n., pl. skerries. Chiefly Scot. 1. a small, rocky island. 2. a coastline with a series of such islands offshore. [1605 15; Shetland dial. skerri a rock in the sea < ON sker (gen. pl. skerja) rock or reef (in the sea). See SCAR2] * * * …   Universalium

  • skerry — noun /ˈskɛɹi/ A small rocky island which may be covered by the sea at high tide or during storms. The Seal (phoca vitulina, Lin. Syft.) which is here generally known by the name of selchy, is very common on most of our low shores, but… …   Wiktionary

  • skerry — [ skɛri] noun (plural skerries) Scottish a reef or rocky island. Origin C17: Orkney dialect, from ON sker …   English new terms dictionary

  • skerry — sker·ry …   English syllables

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