• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Corvet (Naut) A war vessel, ranking next below a frigate, and having usually only one tier of guns; -- called in the United States navy a sloop of war.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n corvet See curvet.
    • ***


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. corvette, fr. Pg. corveta, or Sp. corbeta, fr. L. corbita, a slow-sailing ship of burden, fr, corbis, basket. Cf. Corbeil


In literature:

There was no reason for what Mr. Corvet said, except in Mr. Corvet's own mind.
"The Indian Drum" by William MacHarg