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CORVETTE, noun. (nautical) (historical) A flush-decked warship of the 17th-18th centuries having a single tier of guns; it ranked next below a frigate; -- called in the United States navy a sloop of war.
CORVETTE, noun. (nautical) In a modern navy, a lightly armed and armoured blue water warship, smaller than a frigate, capable of transoceanic duty.
CORVETTE, proper noun. A sports car, manufactured by Chevrolet from 1953 to present, an American icon.

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CORVETTE, noun. A highly maneuverable escort warship; smaller than a destroyer.

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Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats