carvel-built

carvel-built

[kahr-vuhl-bilt]
adjective
(of a ship's hull) formed of planks laid close on the frames so as to present a smooth exterior. Compare clinker-built ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1790–1800

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carvel-built
 
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Compare clinker-built (of a vessel) having a hull with planks made flush at the seams

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