wherry

wherry

[hwer-ee, wer-ee]
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:
1400–50; late Middle English whery < ?

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wherry (ˈwɛrɪ)
 
n , 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
 
[C15: origin unknown]
 
'wherryman
 
n

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