Definitions for clamshellˈklæmˌʃɛl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

clam•shellˈklæmˌʃɛl(n.)

  1. the shell of a clam.

    Category: Invertebrates

  2. Also called clam′shell buck`et. a dredging bucket opening at the bottom, consisting of two similar pieces hinged together at the top. a machine equipped with such a bucket.

    Category: Machinery

Origin of clamshell:

1490–1500

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clamshell(noun)

    the shell of a clam

  2. clamshell, grapple(noun)

    a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam

Wiktionary

  1. clamshell(Noun)

    The shell of a clam.

  2. clamshell(Noun)

    A dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam.

  3. clamshell(Noun)

    In foodservice, the white, usually styrofoam box given to consumers with take-out food.

  4. clamshell(Noun)

    An object which has a hinge on one edge and two surfaces that close together

  5. clamshell(Noun)

    An amphitheater, especially an outdoor amphitheater; the semi-circular acoustic backdrop behind and above the performers.

  6. clamshell(Adjective)

    similar to the operation of a clam's shell, having a hinge with two sides closing together

    It's a clamshell antenna

  7. Origin: clam + shell

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