carvel-built

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

Definition of carvel-built

: 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


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of very fine texture or delicate form

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