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clamshell

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English

Etymology

clam + shell

Noun

Singular
clamshell

Plural
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  1. The shell of a clam.
  2. A dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam.
  3. In foodservice, the white, usually styrofoam box given to consumers with take-out food.
  4. An object which has a hinge on one edge and two surfaces that close together
    It closes like a clamshell.
  5. (music) An amphitheater, especially an outdoor amphitheater; the semi-circular acoustic backdrop behind and above the performers.

Translations

Adjective

clamshell (not comparable)

Positive
clamshell

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. similar to the operation of a clam's shell, having a hinge with two sides closing together
    It's a clamshell antenna

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