In this situation, a great number of the enemy boarded the caravel, and used our men very ill .
They insisted on embarking in the caravel and following Columbus.
A caravel was a small light bark, more fitted to sail on a river than to cross the stormy seas.
In spite of his seamanship, the caravel was wrecked on the island of Cuba.
When a short time out, a caravel came flapping past them, after having been several hours in sight, and the admiral spoke her.
Every caravel that came from the New World brought two things.
These meditations were ended by a mighty buffet of wind that smote the caravel and sent it flying northwest.
He was eleven days by the way, and found the other caravel in waiting.
The flagship kept a light for him all night, at the mast-head; but in the morning the caravel was out of sight.
As yet only one caravel has come into port, but the rest are said to be not far off.
1520s, from Middle French caravelle (15c.), from Spanish carabela or Portuguese caravela, diminutive of caravo "small vessel," from Late Latin carabus "small wicker boat covered with leather," from Greek karabos, literally "beetle, lobster" (see scarab). Earlier form carvel (early 15c.) survives in carvel-built (adj.).