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Meaning of WHERRY

Pronunciation:  'weree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  light rowboat for use in racing or for transporting goods and passengers in inland waters and harbors
  2. [n]  (British) sailing barge used especially in East Anglia

WHERRY is a 6 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: Norfolk wherry
 See Also: barge, dinghy, dory, flatboat, hoy, lighter, rowboat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wher"ry\, n.; pl. {Wherries}. [Cf. Icel. hverfr shifty,
    crank, hverfa to turn, E. whirl, wharf.] (Naut.)
    (a) A passenger barge or lighter plying on rivers; also, a
        kind of light, half-decked vessel used in fishing. [Eng.]
    (b) A long, narrow, light boat, sharp at both ends, for fast
        rowing or sailing; esp., a racing boat rowed by one
        person with sculls.
  2. \Wher"ry\, n. [Cf. W. chwerw bitter.]
    A liquor made from the pulp of crab apples after the verjuice
    is expressed; -- sometimes called {crab wherry}. [Prov. Eng.]