Wherry definition

wĕrē, hwĕrē
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(brit.) A large, broad, but light barge, used for moving freight.
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A light, swift rowboat built for one person and often used in racing.
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A sailing boat with a gaff rig, traditionally used to haul cargo in East Anglia.
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A light rowboat used chiefly in harbors and rivers.
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A light embarcation used to navigate inland waterways.
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A flat-bottomed vessel previously employed by British merchants, notably in East Anglia, sometimes converted into pleasure boats.
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A liquor made from the pulp of crab apples after the verjuice is extracted.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
wherry
Plural:
wherries

Origin of wherry

  • Middle English whery

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition