Origin of skirrof echoic origin, originally
- to cover in searching; scour
- to throw and cause to skim
(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.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.