Meaning of carvel-built

car•vel-built

Pronunciation: (kär'vul-bilt"), [key]
— adj.
  1. (of a ship's hull) formed of planks laid close on the frames so as to present a smooth exterior. Cf. clinker-built (def. 2).
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