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noun wher·ry \ˈhwer-ē, ˈwer-\

Definition of wherry



  1. 1 :  any of various light boats: as a :  a long light rowboat made sharp at both ends and used to transport passengers on rivers and about harbors b :  a racing scull for one person

  2. 2 :  a large light barge, lighter, or fishing boat varying in type in different parts of Great Britain

Origin and Etymology of wherry

Middle English whery

First Known Use: 15th century

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