carvel-built

[ kahr-vuh l-bilt ]
/ ˈkɑr vəlˌbɪlt /

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).

Origin of carvel-built

First recorded in 1790–1800
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carvel-built

adjective

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