Definitions for clambakeˈklæmˌbeɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a seaside picnic at which clams and other seafood are baked, traditionally on hot stones under a covering of seaweed.
a noisy social gathering.
Origin of clambake:
a cookout at the seashore where clams and fish and other foods are cooked--usually on heated stones covered with seaweed
a beach party in which clams and other food are cooked in a pit dug in the sand; the clams are cooked on hot stones and are covered with seaweed
To smoke marijuana in an enclosed space such as a car with the windows up
fig. attrib. informal, makeshift, sloppy
not in their Ivy privilege or clambake geography uE000120874uE001 New Yorker, 9-16 August 2004
the backing or steaming of clams on heated stones, between layers of seaweed; hence, a picnic party, gathered on such an occasion