Definition of Caravel

1. n. A name given to several kinds of vessels.



Definition of Caravel

1. Noun. (nautical) A light, usually lateen-rigged sailing ship used by the Portuguese, as well as Spanish, for about 300 years, beginning in the fifteenth century, first for trade and later for voyages of exploration ¹

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Definition of Caravel

1. a small sailing ship [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caravel

caravanette
caravanettes
caravaning
caravanlike
caravanned
caravanner
caravanners
caravanning
caravans
caravansarai
caravansarais
caravansaries
caravansary
caravanserai
caravanserais
caravel (current term)
caravelle
caravelles
caravels
caraway
caraway seed
caraway seed bread
caraways
carb
carb-
carb-face
carb up
carbaalanate
carbaalanates
carbaalane

Literary usage of Caravel

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1. The Conquest of the River Plate (1535-1555) by Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Luis L. Dominguez (1891)
"BOUT this time the governor sent in search of timber in order to build brigantines for the voyage of discovery he proposed making, and a caravel to send to ..."

2. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the by Richard Hakluyt (1904)
"In our course thither we met a Frenchman of Rochel called captaine Bland, who had taken a Portugal caravel, whom our vice admiral chased and tooke. ..."

3. The Voyage of François Pyrard of Laval to the East Indies, the Maldives, the by François Pyrard (1888)
"A caravel (from a MS. at Havre). CHAPTER XVI. Of the traffic to Brazil, the River de la Plata, Angola, Congo, St. Thomas, Mina, and the Slaves of Africa. ..."

4. A Description of the Coasts of East Africa and Malabar in the Beginning of by Duarte Barbosa (1866)
"... ABOUT THE YEAR OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND TWELVE YEARS.1 IN the name of God : we left the city of Malaca in a caravel with ..."

5. Works Issued by the Hakluyt Society by Hakluyt Society (1847)
"I also left them one caravel, and skilful workmen both in ship-building and other arts, and engaged non ..."

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