from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A traditional fishing boat of southwest England.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A boat of great strength, built for the heavy seas: used about the Isle of Portland.


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  • The trip in the stern of the lerret had quite refreshed her, with the help of the biscuits, which she had at last been able to eat.

    The Trumpet-Major

  • It was the man who had brought Anne in his lerret from Portland Bill.

    The Trumpet-Major

  • A lerret is going from there across the bay homeward to the harbour in the course of an hour; it belongs to a man I know, and they can take one passenger, I am sure. '

    The Trumpet-Major


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