from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Loose rock debris covering a slope.
- n. A slope of loose rock debris at the base of a steep incline or cliff.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Loose stony debris on a slope.
- n. A slope of such material at the base of a cliff, etc.
- v. To flatten or level concrete, while still wet, and clear protruding stones and gravel from the surface.
- v. To traverse scree.
- n. A harsh high-pitched sound as of a hawk.
- v. To make a high-pitched sound like that of a hawk.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pebble; a stone; also, a heap of stones or rocky débris.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pile of debris at the base of a cliff; a talus.
- n. A riddle or coarse sieve.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliff
Probably ultimately from Old Norse skridha, landslide, from skrīdha, to slide.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old Norse skriða ("landslip"). Also see screed. (Wiktionary)