carvel–built

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adjective car·vel–built \ˈkär-vəl-ˌbilt, -ˌvel-\

Definition of carvel–built

  1. :  built with the planks meeting flush at the seams a carvel–built ship

Origin and Etymology of carvel–built

probably from Dutch karveel-, from karveel caravel, from Medieval French carvelle


First Known Use: 1798

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