clambake

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clambake a cookout at the seashore where clams and fish and other foods are cooked--usually on heated stones covered with seaweed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Clambake The backing or steaming of clams on heated stones, between layers of seaweed; hence, a picnic party, gathered on such an occasion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n clambake A repast consisting chiefly of clams baked in a hole in the ground on a layer of stones previously heated, the hole being covered with seaweed, etc., during the process, usually as an accompaniment of a picnic at the sea-shore; hence, a picnic of which such a repast is the principal feature.
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Usage

In literature:

They come by families, gangs, clambake societies, clans, clubs and tribes from all sides to enjoy a cool sleep on the grass.
"The Voice of the City" by O. Henry
There ought to be a public meeting about this, and resolutions, and perhaps a clambake.
"Summer in a Garden, and Calvin, A Study Of Character" by Charles Dudley Warner
I think there is going to be a bird clambake or a picnic down here!
"Citizen Bird" by Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
There's a clambake, and I have promised the crowd.
"The Gay Cockade" by Temple Bailey
There ought to be a public meeting about this, and resolutions, and perhaps a clambake.
"Modern Prose And Poetry; For Secondary Schools" by Various
When I get back from this clambake, I'll want to have a general informal council, and I certainly want you in on it.
"Lone Star Planet" by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
Uncle Tad and Bunker Blue were also delighted to go, and Bunny wanted to take his shovel and dig for soft clams and have a clambake on the beach.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Christmas Tree Cove" by Laura Lee Hope
Accept my congratulations on this remarkably successful clambake.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
I came for a clambake.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
But many things will be lacking which belong to a clambake.
"The Clammer and the Submarine" by William John Hopkins
The preparations for the clambake went merrily on.
"The Rival Campers" by Ruel Perley Smith
Here Sunday Schools passed blameless days and organized clambakes.
"Anthony Trent, Master Criminal" by Wyndham Martyn
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In news:

Red Hook eatery to host clambake next month.
Clambake on Prudence Island.
Most clambakes are done in pits dug into the sand, but the Days use a rocky ledge in front of their property.
The cast of the Goodspeed Opera House's production of Carousel celebrated their run, and recently announced extension through Sept 29, with a clambake at the Tony Award winning regional theatre.
The summer clambake has always been a tradition in my family.
I don't know how many aircraft built before 1930 made the trip to the Wisconsin clambake, but there were lots.
In addition to the clambake, there will be a beer tent, games for children, games of chance for adults, quarter social tent and raffles.
Sticky toffee , casual clambake, Mama mia, Jimmy the Greek.
Clambake benefits Warren Armory .
Historic Warren Armory 's annual clambake will be held on Sunday, Sept 9 at 1 pm at the Pete Sepe Pavilion on Hugh Cole Road.
The Justinian Law Society of Massachusetts held its annual bench-bar outing and clambake at the Thomson Country Club in North Reading.
Then, enjoy the beauty of the garden with Katie Brown or go on a clambake with John Shields.
Having watched many of my guy friends wolf down a pizza while watching a football game or devour a burger at a clambake I would have thought that there are very few things that can spoil their enjoyment.
Backyard New England Clambake TODD ENGLISH of Miramar (1999).
Martha and artist Alissa Toninato prepare a clambake, a staple of Northeastern cuisine, with clams, lobsters, mussels, and corn cooked on a stove top.
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