carvel-built

[kahr-vuh l-bilt]
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adjective

(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).

Nearby words

  1. carvacrol,
  2. carve,
  3. carve out,
  4. carve up,
  5. carvel,
  6. carven,
  7. carver,
  8. carver chair,
  9. carver, george washington,
  10. carver, john

Origin of carvel-built

First recorded in 1790–1800

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British Dictionary definitions for carvel-built

carvel-built

adjective

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