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Caravel - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Caravel' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Caravel [ n.]
- A name given to several kinds of vessels.
- The caravel of the 16th century was a small vessel with broad bows, high, narrow poop, four masts, and lateen sails. Columbus commanded three caravels on his great voyage.
- A Portuguese vessel of 100 or 150 tons burden.
- A small fishing boat used on the French coast.
- A Turkish man-of-war.