Corvet
Corvet Cor"vet (k?r"v?t), Corvette Cor*vette" (k?r-v?r"), n. [F. corvette, fr. Pg. corveta or Sp. corbeta, fr. L. corbita a slow-sailing ship of burden, fr, corbis basket. Cf. {Corbeil}.] (Naut.) A war vessel, ranking next below a frigate, and having usually only one tier of guns; -- called in the United States navy a {sloop of war}. [1913 Webster] ||

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