1. Any of several large predatory seabirds of the genus Stercorarius, especially the great skua.
2. Chiefly British Any of several of the smaller seabirds of the genus Stercorarius.
[New Latin, alteration of Faroese *skūvur, from Old Norse skūfr, tassel, seagull.]
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