Scot. an isolated rock or reef in the sea
Origin of skerryvia Orkney dialect, dialectal from Old Norse sker, reef ( from Indo-European base an unverified form sker-, to cut from source shear) + ey, island
A small rocky reef or island.
Origin of skerryScots diminutive of Old Norse sker ; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
From dialectal Scots (Shetlandic and Orcadian) skerry, from Old Norse sker (whence Danish skÃ¦r and Norwegian skjÃ¦r).