Definition of carvel-built in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkärvəlˌbilt/


(Of a boat or ship) having hull planks that do not overlap. Compare with lapstrake.
Example sentences
  • These are long narrow clinker or carvel-built vessels which in a heavy sea have a rather peculiar motion.
  • Replacing a strake in a lapstrake boat is a little more difficult than it is with a carvel-built boat.
  • Clencher-built vessels are much stronger, in proportion to their weight, than carvel-built ships.

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Syllabification: car·vel-built

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