American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Nautical Any of several types of small, light sailing ships, especially one with two or three masts and lateen sails used by the Spanish and Portuguese in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, the name of several kinds of vessels. One variety, used in Portugal, is a vessel of from 100 to 150 tons burden; another is a fishing-vessel of from 10 to 15 tons; and a third is a large Turkish ship of war. The name was also given to a small ship used by the Spaniards and Portuguese in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries for long voyages. It was narrow at the poop and wide at the bow, and carried a double tower at its stern and a single one at its bows. It had four masts and a bowsprit, and the principal sails were lateen sails. Two of the vessels with which Columbus crossed the Atlantic and discovered America were of this description.
- n. The floating marine gastropod Ianthina.
- n. nautical A light, usually lateen-rigged sailing ship used by the Portuguese, as well as Spanish, for about 300 years, beginning in the fifteenth century, first for trade and later for voyages of exploration
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The caravel of the 16th century was a small vessel with broad bows, high, narrow poop, four masts, and lateen sails. .
- n. A Portuguese vessel of 100 or 150 tons burden.
- n. A small fishing boat used on the French coast.
- n. A Turkish man-of-war.
- French caravelle, from Old French, from Old Portuguese caravela, diminutive of cáravo, ship, from Late Latin cārabus, a small wicker boat, from Late Greek kārabos, light ship, from Greek, horned beetle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“That the word caravel was intended to signify a vessel of a small size is evident from a naval classification made by king Alonzo in the middle of the thirteenth century.”
“The base AC to shoot a caravel is -3 because it’s just a big ass object really (value taken from Stormwrack), or AC3 if you want to shoot at a specific section.”
“It was a type of vessel known as a caravel, and no one knows exactly what they looked like or how they were built.”
“A caravel was a small, roundish, stubby sort of craft, galley-rigged, with a double tower at the stern and a single one in the bow.”
“She sailed in an age of Titans, while the caravel was a frolicksome pygmy, dancing to the music of a thousand winds, buffeted today, becalmed tomorrow, but always a snail on the face of the waters.”
“And this fine was to lend the king and queen of Spain, for one year, without pay, two sailing vessels of the kind called caravel's, armed and equipped "for the service of the crown" -- that is, for the use of the king and queen of Spain, in the western voyage that Columbus was to make.”
“And this fine was to lend the king and queen of Spain, for one year, without pay, two sailing vessels of the kind called caravel's, armed and equipped "for the service of the crown" -- that is, for the use of the king and queen of”
“They developed the "caravel", a small, lightweight ship with three lateen-sailed masts that could hold much more cargo than previous ships.”
“They developed the "caravel", a small, lightweight ship with three lateen-sailed masts that were faster and more maneuverable in shallow water than previous designs.”
“The real names of the ships were: The caravel, the Santa Clara, which was nicknamed the Niña, after its owner Juan Niño.”
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