American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A seashore picnic where clams, fish, corn, and other foods are traditionally baked on heated stones covered with seaweed.
- n. Informal A party or gathering, especially a noisy and lively one.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A repast consisting chiefly of clams baked in a hole in the ground on a layer of stones previously heated, the hole being covered with seaweed, etc., during the process, usually as an accompaniment of a picnic at the sea-shore; hence, a picnic of which such a repast is the principal feature.
- n. An informal beach party in which food, usually seafood, is cooked in a pit dug in the sand, filled with hot coals.
- n. slang An instance of smoking (usually marijuana) in an enclosed space.
- adj. figuratively Informal, makeshift, sloppy.
- v. intransitive, slang To smoke marijuana in an enclosed space such as a car with the windows up.
- v. transitive, slang To enclose something and fill it with smoke by smoking (usually marijuana) inside it.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The backing or steaming of clams on heated stones, between layers of seaweed; hence, a picnic party, gathered on such an occasion.
- n. a cookout at the seashore where clams and fish and other foods are cooked--usually on heated stones covered with seaweed
- clam + bake (Wiktionary)
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“(The clambake was my idea, but the dog, of course, was Miss Julia's.”
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“The clambake, called appanaug, is a celebration to honor tribal elders and the changing of seasons.”
“Just like the all the land we proudly call America, settlers stole the whole clambake idea from Native Americans, specifically the Wampanoag people of southeastern Massachusetts.”
“And while Seattle is a great restaurant town, when I really want to impress out-of-town guests, I just take them to Pike Place Market, pick up a pile of whatever the fish man says is best, and cook up a clambake of sorts on my own stove.”
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