carvel-built

adjective
car·​vel-built | \ ˈkär-vəl-ˌbilt How to pronounce carvel-built (audio) , -ˌvel- \

Definition of carvel-built

: built with the planks meeting flush at the seams a carvel-built ship

First Known Use of carvel-built

1798, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carvel-built

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

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“Carvel-built.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carvel-built. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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