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carvel-built

[kahr-vuh l-bilt]
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adjective
  1. (of a ship's hull) formed of planks laid close on the frames so as to present a smooth exterior.Compare clinker-built(def 2).
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Origin of carvel-built

First recorded in 1790–1800
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Historical Examples

  • When the plates of an iron vessel are flush, as in those that are carvel-built.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • They are carvel-built—that is, the planks are placed as in a ship.

    Peter the Whaler

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • 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

  • Either clincher or carvel-built, no jib-stay, the jib hoisting and hanging by the halliards alone.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • A man-of-war's boat, resembling the pinnace, but rather smaller; it is carvel-built, and generally rowed with twelve oars.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth


British Dictionary definitions for carvel-built

carvel-built

adjective
  1. (of a vessel) having a hull with planks made flush at the seamsCompare clinker-built
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