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clam·shell

 (klăm′shĕl′)
n.
1. The shell of a clam.
2. 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.

clamshell

(ˈklæmˌʃɛl)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) chiefly US a dredging bucket that is hinged like the shell of a clam
2. (Aeronautics) aeronautics
a. an aircraft cockpit canopy hinged at the front and rear
b. the hinged door of a cargo aircraft
c. another name for eyelid2
3. any of a variety of objects hinged like the shell of a clam, such as a container for takeaway food, a portable computer, etc

clam•shell

(ˈklæmˌʃɛl)

n.
1. the shell of a clam.
2.
a. Also called clam′shell buck`et. a dredging bucket opening at the bottom, consisting of two similar pieces hinged together at the top.
b. a machine equipped with such a bucket.
[1490–1500]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clamshell - the shell of a clamclamshell - the shell of a clam      
shell - the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod
2.clamshell - a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam
dredging bucket - a bucket for lifting material from a channel or riverbed
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