Part of speech: noun

A wooden war- vessel. Corvet.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Captain Frederick Marryat.