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Origin of carvel-built
Words nearby carvel-built
Example sentences from the Web for carvel-built
When the plates of an iron vessel are flush, as in those that are carvel-built.
They were all carvel-built boats, and the bows of each were armed with a broad sheet of copper as a protection from the ice.The Great Frozen Sea|Albert Hastings Markham
The cutters for ships of the line are carvel-built of 25 feet, and fit for anchor work.
They are carvel-built—that is, the planks are placed as in a ship.Peter the Whaler|W.H.G. Kingston
A boat is carvel-built when the planks are laid edge to edge so that they present a smooth surface without.