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Definition of "wherry" []

  • A light, swift rowboat built for one person and often used in racing. (noun)
  • A sailing barge used in East Anglia. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wherry" in a sentence
  • "Raleigh re-entered in a few minutes, but was silent, and pressing many an honest hand as he passed, went out to call a wherry, beckoning Amyas to follow him."
  • "We saw it would be some days yet before the ship would reach the city, and therefore determined to go up in a wherry, that is a row-boat, from Gravesend."
  • "And He spake to His disciples, that a small ship "-- or" wherry "--" should wait on Him because of the multitude, lest they should throng Him."