a warship of the old sailing class, having a flush deck and usually one tier of guns.
a lightly armed, fast ship used mostly for convoy escort and ranging in size between a destroyer and a gunboat.
a lightly armed escort warship
1630s, also corvet, from French corvette “small, fast frigate” (15c.), perhaps from Middle Dutch korver “pursuit ship,” or Middle Low German korf meaning both a kind of boat and a basket, or from Latin corbita (navis) “slow-sailing ship of burden, grain ship” from corbis “basket” (Gamillscheg is against this). The U.S. sports car was so named September 1952, after the warship, on a suggestion by Myron Scott, employee of Campbell-Ewald, Chevrolet’s advertising agency. Italian corvetta, Spanish corbeta are French loan-words.
[kawr-vee-nuh] /kɔrˈvi nə/ noun 1. . /kɔːˈviːnə/ noun 1. a marine food fish, Menticirrhus undulatus, found in Pacific waters off Mexico and California 2. any of several related marine fishes of the family Sciaenidae
[kawr-vahyn, -vin] /ˈkɔr vaɪn, -vɪn/ adjective 1. pertaining to or resembling a crow. 2. belonging or pertaining to the Corvidae, a family of birds including the crows, ravens, and jays. /ˈkɔːvaɪn/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or resembling a crow 2. of, relating to, or belonging to the passerine bird family Corvidae, which includes the […]
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Corvisart des Marets Cor·vi·sart des Ma·rets (kôr-vē-sär’ dě mä-rā’), Baron Jean Nicolas. 1755-1821. French physician who developed the technique of percussion to diagnose diseases of the heart and chest.
[kawr-voh] /ˈkɔr voʊ/ noun 1. a dry red or white wine of Sicily. /ˈkɔːvəʊ/ noun 1. Baron. See (Frederick William) Rolfe