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caravelle (plural caravelles)

  1. Alternative spelling of caravel
    • 1776, [John Campbell]; John Kent, “Memoirs of Christopher Columbus”, in Biographia Nautica; Or, Memoirs of Those Illustrious Seamen, to whose Intrepidity and Conduct the English are Indebted, [] In Four Volumes, volume I, London: Printed for J. Wallis and C. Stonehouse, [], OCLC 912937496, page 433:
      On the Ninth of May, in the Year one Thouſand, five Hundred, and Two, [Christopher] Columbus and his Brother departed, from Spain, on their laſt Voyage of Diſcovery, with four Caravelles, and one hundred, and ſeventy Men.
    • 1788, [Claude-Étienne] Savary, “Letter XIII. To M. L. M.”, in Letters on Greece; being a Sequel to Letters on Egypt, [] Translated from the French [...], London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, [], OCLC 731554387, page 98:
      At preſent theſe trees are not very numerous, as the Turks make uſe of them to build the Grand Signior's caravelles, and cut down without ever planting.
    • 1789 February, “Art. VII. Letters on Greece, being a Sequel to Letters on Egypt; [] Translated from the French of Mr. Savory[sic, meaning Savary]. 8vo. Price 6s. in boards. Robinsons. 1788. [book review]”, in [Thomas Christie], editor, The Analytical Review, or History of Literature, Domestic and Foreign, [...], volume III, London: Printed for J[oseph] Johnson, [], OCLC 1013225002, page 163:
      Let[ter] 35. [] He has had the command of ſeveral of the Grand Signior's caravelles, and paſſed ſome time at Venice; he has travelled through Egypt, and visited, according to the religious cuſtom of the Mahometans, the tomb of his prophet.
    • 2010, Donald B. Freeman, “Encompassing the Pacific: Revolutions in Transport, Navigation and Chart Making”, in The Pacific (Seas in History), Abingdon, Oxfordshire; New York, N.Y.: Routledge, →ISBN, page 99:
      Craft that have successfully completed voyages over vast distances in the Pacific – and which, therefore, could be defined as ‘seaworthy’ – comprise a broad range of vessels including rowboats and balsawood rafts (such as the Bounty’s launch and the Kon Tiki raft); Melanesian drua; Micronesian outriggers and Polynesian twin-hulled canoes; European caravelles, galleons, schooners, barques, frigates and other sailing vessels (where the nature of the rigging determines the class of vessel rather than size or hull design); and modern screw-driven, steel-hulled merchantmen and warships.



caravelle f

  1. plural of caravella