- a light rowboat for one person; skiff.
- any of various barges, fishing vessels, etc., used locally in England.
- to use, or transport in, a wherry.
Origin of wherry
1400–50; late Middle English whery < ?
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Examples from the Web for wherry
Day after day passed on with no news of Giles or Will Wherry.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
"We are informed that you have bought a wherry from Mr. Robert Farrell," said the officer.Captain Blood
"Nay, now," said Stukeley gravely, himself watching the wherry.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series
See, here's a wherry actually under our bow; where is she now?Arthur O'Leary
Charles James Lever
My mistress also bade me farewell, and between them they hurried me off to the wherry.Sir Ludar
Talbot Baines Reed
- any of certain kinds of half-decked commercial boats, such as barges, used in Britain
- a light rowing boat used in inland waters and harbours
C15: origin unknown
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