One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a boat) having external planks which do not overlap.Compare with clinker-built
- ‘The cutter was clinker-built and only cutters meant for foreign service were ever carvel-built.’
- ‘Clencher-built vessels are much stronger, in proportion to their weight, than carvel-built ships.’
- ‘They ship a great deal more water than the southern carvel-built ships, but they are stronger, in the sense that they are more elastic.’
- ‘These are long narrow clinker or carvel-built vessels which in a heavy sea have a rather peculiar motion.’
- ‘The original engine is still in the carvel-built yacht shown: this is a Stuart Turner single-cylinder petrol engine’
- ‘Replacing a strake in a lapstrake boat is a little more difficult than it is with a carvel-built boat.’
- ‘It is not known when carvel-built ships first appeared in northern Europe.’
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