Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small rocky reef or island.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small rocky island which may be covered by the sea at high tide or during storms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A rocky isle; an insulated rock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rocky isle; an insulated rock; a reef.
  • n. A loose angular fragment of rock; rubble; slither; ratchel.

Etymologies

Scots, diminutive of Old Norse sker; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From dialectal Scots (Shetlandic and Orcadian) skerry, from Old Norse sker (whence Danish skær, Scottish Gaelic sgeir). (Wiktionary)

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