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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The shell of a clam.
  • noun Any of various devices that consist of two parts attached by a hinge and that open and close like a clamshell, especially a digging or dredging machine with a bucket that has hinged jaws or a handheld electronic device.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resembling in form or appearance the shell of a clam: as, a clamshell dredging-bucket; a clam-shell dredging-machine.
  • noun The shell of a clam.
  • noun The mouth, or the lip.
  • noun A box made of two similar pieces of wrought-iron hinged together at one end, used in dredging.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the shell of a clam.
  • noun a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The shell of a clam.
  • noun A dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam.
  • noun In foodservice, the white, usually styrofoam box given to consumers with take-out food.
  • noun An object which has a hinge on one edge and two surfaces that close together
  • noun music An amphitheater, especially an outdoor amphitheater; the semi-circular acoustic backdrop behind and above the performers.
  • adjective similar to the operation of a clam's shell, having a hinge with two sides closing together

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam
  • noun the shell of a clam

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

clam + shell

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