noun (skerr, ies)
- a small rocky island which is covered by the sea at high tide or during storms
Etymology: Shetland and Orkney dialect, from Old Norse sker ( > Gaelic sgeir).
- 1997: Grim the Halogalander's crew sailed along Borgarfjord beyond the skerries, then cast anchor until the storm died down and the weather brightened up. " "Egil's Saga", tr. Bernard Scudder, The Sagas of Icelanders (Penguin 2001, p. 46)
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