Definition of Carvel-built

1. Adjective. (of ships) built with flush (rather than overlapping) hull planks.

Category relationships: Ship
Similar to: Flush-seamed
Antonyms: Clinker-built



Definition of Carvel-built

1. Adjective. (nautical) (''of a wooden vessel'') Having the planks of the hull laid flush and caulked to make a smooth finish. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Carvel-built

caruncula sublingualis
caruncular
carunculate
carunculated
carunculous
carvable
carvacrol
carvacrols
carve
carve out
carve up
carved
carved in stone
carvedilol
carvel
carvel-built (current term)
carvelbuilt
carvels
carven
carvene
carveol
carveols
carveout
carveouts
carver
carveries
carvers
carvery
carves
carvies

Literary usage of Carvel-built

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts by William Nicholson (1808)
"... modes of clincher and carvel-built have each their separate advantages and disadvantages in regard to each other. I shall begin with the clincher first. ..."

2. Appleby's Illustrated Handbook of Machinery by C. J. Appleby (1903)
"STEAM LAUNCHES, CARVEL BUILT, WITH CABIN.—These boats arc built and engined for higher speeds than ... PRICES OF CARVEL BUILT STEAM LAUNCHES WITH CABIN. ..."

3. The Sailor's Word-book: An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, Including by William Henry Smyth (1867)
"Either clincher or carvel-built, no jib-stay, ... line are carvel-built of 25 feet, and fit for anchor work. CUTTER-STAY FASHION. ..."

4. The Yachtsman's Handbook on the Practical Equipping, Care and Handling of Boats by Herbert Lawrence Stone (1912)
"The carvel-built boat, if kept in the sun, or where it is dry, will leak, as the shrinking of the wood opens the seams, and if you have a boat of this build ..."

5. A Memoir of Lieutenant-General Sir Garnet J. Wolseley by Charles Rathbone Low (1878)
"Of the total number of one hundred and fifty boats, thirty-one, constructed in Quebec, were " carvel built," sixteen being rigged with " sprits," and the ..."

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