What does the word wherry mean?

Usage examples for wherry

  1. 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) by Florence A. Thomas Marshall
  2. 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 by W.H.G. Kingston