What does the word corvette mean?

Usage examples for corvette

  1. The fact was, that on the other side of the cape was the port and town of Carthagena, and these gun- boats had been sent out to the assistance of the corvette. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  2. I was a retired navy lieutenant; I dreamed of the sea, of our squadron, and of the corvette in which I had made the cruise round the world. – The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  3. After some consultation with Krantz, Philip agreed that, as the corvette was in such a crippled state, and the nations were not actually at war, it would be advisable to release her with all the prisoners. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat