caravel(redirected from Caravel-redonda)
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a sailing ship with high sides, one deck, three or four masts, and high superstructures at the bow and stern.
Caravels were widely used by Mediterranean countries from the 13th through the 17th century (first by Italy and then by Spain and Portugal). From the 15th century caravels were used for ocean voyages; in 1492 a caravel flotilla under the command of Columbus crossed the Atlantic Ocean, and in 1498, Vasco da Gama sailed from Europe to India in a caravel.