- a small, rocky island.
- a coastline with a series of such islands offshore.
Origin of skerry
Examples from the Web for skerry
Historical Examples of skerry
He was ahint the skerry when we were in the geo, and heard a'.
With skill and caution Yaspard brought his boat alongside of the skerry.
I do not know,' says Leif, 'whether it is a ship or a skerry that I see.'
Whatever was pinkish of it was now hidden by a skerry of weedy boulders.The Plattner Story and Others
H. G. Wells
So, they had considered it, and found that to tarry on the skerry longer was impossible.On the Seaboard
- a small rocky island
- a reef
Word Origin for skerry
"isolated rock in the sea," 1610s, from Old Norse sker, related to skera "to cut off" (see shear (v.)).