• WordNet 3.6
    • n clamshell the shell of a clam
    • n clamshell a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n clamshell The shell of a clam.
    • n clamshell The mouth, or the lip.
    • n clamshell A box made of two similar pieces of wrought-iron hinged together at one end, used in dredging.
    • clamshell Resembling in form or appearance the shell of a clam: as, a clamshell dredging-bucket; a clam-shell dredging-machine.
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In literature:

It had a special covering of fitted armor, thin but strong, shut up like a clamshell.
"Herland" by Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman
So he hunted a clamshell, a double one, Tish requested, and brought it into camp.
"Tish, The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
It was just a piece of soapstone, shaped something like a clamshell.
"The Eskimo Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
The desert, as seen through the opened clamshell doors, reeled away astern, and then seemed to tilt, and reeled away again.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
A pearl-hunter had shown them how to open freshwater clamshells without killing the clams.
"Bird Stories" by Edith M. Patch
But sech is his awe of Enright, he never dar's opens his clamshell.
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
Break a thick clamshell and examine the broken edge.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
Larger shells, as clamshells, make fine borders for roads and paths in the country.
"Home Occupations for Boys and Girls" by Bertha Johnston

In news:

Thermoformed clamshell beckons to consumers.
Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, MI, recently installed a new clamshell-style Model CPPS-406-42 power straightener and a CPR-PO-15042 coil reel at Wellman Friction Products, Solon, OH.
Toronto now accepting 'clamshell' plastic containers in recycling blue boxes.
Journey of the Little Mermaid, in which you ride in a clamshell through an indoor course featuring music and characters from 1989 animated musical with the singing crab.
Assemblers would then insert the tail end of the surgical wire into the clamshell opening and push the wire into the clamshe...
This clamshell straightener has an open-head design that allows the top rollers to rise up and separate from the bottom rollers to provide access for inspection and cleaning of the rolls.
The clamshell hood is a single stamped aluminum panel.
In the past, only ruggedized clamshell notebooks would be considered for law enforcement use.
Products that were previously sold in clamshells have been transitioned to easy-open pouches and all packages have been updated with educational and informative graphic images.
Retailers like clamshells, display shippers and reusable plastic containers for fresh produce.
In 1990, McDonald's began to phase out foam-based clamshell food containers amid concerns that they were harmful to the environment.
Clamshell packages, which secure things from razors to toys, are nearly impossible to open.
Designed specifically to recycle asphalt shingles, the RG-1 Shingle Grinder uses a revolutionary rotating anvil and clamshell screen design that leads to optimal particle size.
The clamshell then serves as the product housing once the consumer takes the item home.
The World Is Fabio's Empty Clamshell.

In science:

The VTX support structure will have a clamshell design to allow the east and west halves to be opened then extracted longitudinally on a rail system during long maintenance shutdowns.
sPHENIX: An Upgrade Concept from the PHENIX Collaboration
We then surround the system with clamshell ovens and bake it at 450 ◦C under vacuum for about 7 days.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation