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wherry

[hwer-ee, wer-ee] /ˈʰwɛr i, ˈwɛr i/
noun, plural wherries.
1.
a light rowboat for one person; skiff.
2.
any of various barges, fishing vessels, etc., used locally in England.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), wherried, wherrying.
3.
to use, or transport in, a wherry.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English whery < ?
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British Dictionary definitions for wherry

wherry

/ˈwɛrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
any of certain kinds of half-decked commercial boats, such as barges, used in Britain
2.
a light rowing boat used in inland waters and harbours
Derived Forms
wherryman, noun
Word Origin
C15: origin unknown
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