from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The shell of a clam.
  • n. Any of various devices with two hinged jaws, used for dredging or digging.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

clam + shell


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