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.

 

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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.]

Halliwell.

 

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