Definition of skirr in US English:

skirr

verb

rare
  • no object, with adverbial of direction Move rapidly, especially with a whirring sound.

    ‘five dark birds rose skirring away’
    • ‘Whereupon, a spandrel skirrs, having put the ‘maze’ in paronomasia.’
    • ‘Only two days on the job, but 18-year-old Talia already knows the drill as her green mountain bike skirrs over potholes in turbid laneways.’
    • ‘His chuckle was as affable and reassuring as the skirr of a buzz-saw.’
    dash, dart, run, sprint, race, rush, hurry, hasten, hare, hurtle, bolt, shoot, charge, career, speed, fly, whizz, zoom
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Origin

Mid 16th century: perhaps related to scour or scour.

Pronunciation

skirr

/skər/