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n. pl. wher·ries
1. A light, swift rowboat.
2. A sailing boat with a gaff rig, traditionally used to haul cargo in East Anglia.
[Middle English whery.]
n, pl -ries
1. (Nautical Terms) any of certain kinds of half-decked commercial boats, such as barges, used in Britain
2. (Nautical Terms) a light rowing boat used in inland waters and harbours
[C15: origin unknown]
wher•ry(ˈʰwɛr i, ˈwɛr i)
n., pl. -ries.
1. a light rowboat for one person; skiff.
2. any of various barges, fishing vessels, etc., used locally in England.
[1400–50; late Middle English whery, of obscure orig.]
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|Noun||1.||wherry - sailing barge used especially in East Anglia|
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
|2.||wherry - light rowboat for use in racing or for transporting goods and passengers in inland waters and harbors|