wherry

noun

wher·​ry ˈ(h)wer-ē How to pronounce wherry (audio)
plural wherries
1
: any of various light boats: such 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
: a large light barge, lighter, or fishing boat varying in type in different parts of Great Britain

Word History

Etymology

Middle English whery

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wherry was in the 15th century

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“Wherry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wherry. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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