to move, run, fly, etc. swiftly and, occas., with a whirring sound
Origin of skirrof echoic origin, originally
- to cover in searching; scour
- to throw and cause to skim
a whirring sound
(third-person singular simple present skirrs, present participle skirring, simple past and past participle skirred)
Often mistakenly used instead of skirl.
- (UK, dialect) A tern.