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clamshell

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noun clam·shell \ˈklam-ˌshel\

Definition of clamshell

  1. 1 :  the shell of a clam

  2. 2 a :  a bucket or grapple (as on a dredge) having two hinged jaws b :  an excavating machine having a clamshell c :  either of a pair of doors (as in an airplane tail) that open out and away from each other d :  a hinged container, case, or cover that opens like the shell of a clam




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