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skerry

[ sker-ee ]
/ ˈskɛr i /
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noun, plural sker·ries.Chiefly Scot.

a small, rocky island.
a coastline with a series of such islands offshore.

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Origin of skerry

1605–15; Shetland dial. skerri a rock in the sea <Old Norse sker (genitive plural skerja) rock or reef (in the sea). See scar2
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skerry
/ (ˈskɛrɪ) /

noun plural -ries mainly Scot

a small rocky island
a reef

Word Origin for skerry

C17: Orkney dialect, from Old Norse sker scar ²
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