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Origin of caravel
Examples from the Web for caravel
This day the two eldest of the six youths brought from the Rio de Mares, who were on board the caravel Niña, made their escape.
Embarking in her, they next fell in with a caravel, which they also captured.
The letter was handed over to Escobar, who rowed back with it to his caravel and immediately sailed away with it into the night.Christopher Columbus, Complete|Filson Young
The sea doth not flow upward, neither can a caravel mount the waterfall.Mercedes of Castile|J. Fenimore Cooper
And this was the caravel which in this year went further than all the others that voyaged to that land.The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea|Gomes Eannes de Azurara
Word Origin for caravel
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.).