Carvel-built meaning

kär'vəl-bĭlt', -vĕl'-
Built with the hull planks lying flush or edge to edge rather than overlapping.

A carvel-built ship.

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Built with the planks of the hull laid edge to edge to form a smooth surface.
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Alternative form of carvel-built.
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(nautical) (of a wooden vessel) Having the planks of the hull laid flush and caulked to make a smooth finish.
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