adjective Etymology: probably from Dutch karveel-, from karveel caravel, from Middle French carvelle Date: 1798 built with the planks meeting flush at the seams <
a carvel-built ship

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  • carvel-built — [kär′vəl bilt΄] adj. built with the planks of the hull laid edge to edge to form a smooth surface, as a boat: distinguished from CLINKER BUILT …   English World dictionary

  • carvel-built — /ˈkavəl bɪlt/ (say kahvuhl bilt) adjective (of a ship) built with the planks flush, not overlapping. Compare clinker built …   Australian English dictionary

  • carvel-built — adjective (of ships) built with flush (rather than overlapping) hull planks • Ant: ↑clinker built • Similar to: ↑flush seamed • Topics: ↑ship …   Useful english dictionary

  • carvel-built — /kahr veuhl bilt /, adj. (of a ship s hull) formed of planks laid close on the frames so as to present a smooth exterior. Cf. clinker built (def. 2). [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • carvel-built — adjective (of a boat) having external planks which do not overlap. Compare with clinker built …   English new terms dictionary

  • carvel-built — car′vel built adj. naut. navig. (of a ship s hull) formed of planks laid close on the frames so as to present a smooth exterior • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • carvel-built — adjective (of a wooden vessel) in which the planks of the hull are laid flush, and caulked to make a smooth finish …   Wiktionary

  • carvel-built —   a. (of a ship) with planks meeting flush at the seams …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Carvel (boat building) — In boat building, carvel built or carvel planking is a method of constructing wooden boats and tall ships by fixing planks to a frame so that the planks butt up against each other, edge to edge, gaining support from the frame and forming a smooth …   Wikipedia

  • Carvel — Infobox Company company name = The Carvel Corporation company company type = Wholly owned subsidiary foundation = 1929 location = Farmington, Connecticut industry = Ice cream products = Ice cream num employees = 670 (in 2003) parent= FOCUS Brands …   Wikipedia

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