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 Websterâ€™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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.