wherry
noun (plural wherries) Etymology: Middle English whery Date: 15th century 1. any of various light boats: as a. a long light rowboat made sharp at both ends and used to transport passengers on rivers and about harbors b. a racing scull for one person 2. a large light barge, lighter, or fishing boat varying in type in different parts of Great Britain

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  • Wherry — This uncommon surname is a variant of the more familiar Werry , itself deriving from the Old German male given name Werric , cognate with the Old French Guerri , a compound of the elements werre, querre , war, and ric , ruler; hence ruler of the… …   Surnames reference

  • wherry — /hwer ee, wer ee/, n., pl. wherries, v., wherried, wherrying. n. 1. a light rowboat for one person; skiff. 2. any of various barges, fishing vessels, etc., used locally in England. v.t., v.i. 3. to use, or transport in, a wherry. [1400 50; late… …   Universalium

  • wherry — /ˈwɛri/ (say weree) noun (plural wherries) 1. any of certain larger boats (fishing vessels, barges, etc.) used locally in Britain. 2. a kind of light rowing boat used chiefly in England for carrying passengers and goods on rivers. 3. US → skiff.… …   Australian English dictionary

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