wherry

Part of speech: noun

A light, sharp rowboat; also, a decked fishing - vessel with two sails.

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Usage examples "wherry":

  1. Pulling the wherry close along side the grassy bank, and fastening it carefully to the stump of an old tree, the whole party landed. - "The Sketches of Seymour (Illustrated), Part 3.", Robert Seymour.
  2. They visited the source of the Thames, making the voyage in a wherry from Windsor to Cricklade. - "The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2)", Florence A. Thomas Marshall.
  3. I had one day walked down to the beach, when a wherry from Portsmouth came to an anchor, and soon after a boat reached the shore with several people in her. - "The Loss of the Royal George", W.H.G. Kingston.