Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small rocky reef or island.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Scot. A rocky isle; an insulated rock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

[Scots, diminutive of Old Norse sker; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

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From dialectal Scots (Shetlandic and Orcadian) skerry, from Old Norse sker (whence Danish skær, Scottish Gaelic sgeir).

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