clam·​bake | \ ˈklam-ˌbāk How to pronounce clambake (audio) \

Definition of clambake

1a : an outdoor party especially : a seashore outing where food is usually cooked on heated rocks covered by seaweed
b : the food served at a clambake
2 : a gathering characterized by noisy sociability especially : a political rally

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Recent Examples on the Web The $29 clambake menu features a classic combination of chowder, one dozen clams, half chicken, chorizo sausage, corn on the cob and sweet potato. Joey Morona, cleveland, "15 things to do in Cleveland this weekend," 22 Oct. 2020 The autumn season means clambakes in Northeast Ohio, and there are plenty of clambake dinners being served up in 2020. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "16 ways to enjoy the fall season in Cleveland," 29 Sep. 2020 Hungry Bear Food Company and Flight Cleveland will join forces for another clambake this year. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Cleveland clambake guide: 21 to try in 2020," 16 Sep. 2020 But mark your calendar because there will be a drive-thru clambake on Sept. 26. Carol Kovach, cleveland, "Tri-C offers free COVID-19 tests on three dates at Western Campus: Sun Postings," 22 Aug. 2020 Take a two-day private charter on a historic America’s Cup yacht, sailing from Newport to Block Island (with a clambake and overnight stay on land) and back. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Place to Visit in Every U.S. State," 28 July 2020 Starting on Saturday, May 23, and running through Monday, May 25, all three locations of Sandbar will host a clambake. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Memorial Day 2020: Here are restaurant deals for dine-in and takeout in metro Phoenix," 23 May 2020 In addition to the clambake, the Independence High School Swim Team was selling cabbage and noodles and pierogis. Laura Bednar, cleveland, "Independence celebrates annual Fall Fest," 29 Sep. 2019 Perry and Bonom’s recipe combines clambake essentials — clams, shrimp, corn and potatoes — with zucchini and red onion, plus a sprinkle of Old Bay. Lauren Salkeld, NBC News, "7 sheet pan suppers to try this week," 9 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of clambake

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Clambake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of clambake

US : an outdoor party especially on a beach where clams and other foods are cooked and eaten


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Kids Definition of clambake

: an outdoor party where clams and other foods are cooked usually on heated rocks covered by seaweed

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