(Of a boat) having external planks which do not overlap. Compare with clinker-built.
More 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.
Definition of carvel-built in:
- The US English dictionary