noun, plural sker·ries. Chiefly Scot.
- sketch book, the,
- sketch map,
Origin of skerry
Examples from the Web for skerry
When the sun went below the sea-margin there lay before him on the skerry some mouldering linen rags and nought else.
The skerry was wet, as if the sea had only recently been flowing over it, and on it he saw a pale girl with such lovely eyes.
He turned and stood on another tack to sail round the skerry.
The same autumn Olaf had his first battle at Sotasker, which lies in the Swedish skerry circle.Heimskringla|Snorri Sturlason
Eight days later there was a great stir on the skerry, for Vestman had caught a salmon of twenty-six pounds.
noun plural -ries mainly Scot
Word Origin for skerry
"isolated rock in the sea," 1610s, from Old Norse sker, related to skera "to cut off" (see shear (v.)).