noun wher·ry \ˈhwer-ē, ˈwer-\
plural wherries

Definition of WHERRY

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

Origin of WHERRY

Middle English whery
First Known Use: 15th century


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