Corvette Definition

kôr-vĕt
corvettes
noun
A former sailing warship larger than a sloop and smaller than a frigate, usually with one tier of guns.
Webster's New World
A fast warship smaller than a destroyer and used chiefly for convoy duty.
Webster's New World
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pronoun

A sports car, manufactured by Chevrolet from 1953 to present, an American icon.

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Other Word Forms of Corvette

Noun

Singular:
corvette
Plural:
corvettes

Origin of Corvette

  • French a kind of warship probably from Middle Dutch corf basket, small ship corf

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French corvette.

    From Wiktionary

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