Definition of clambake
1a : an outdoor party; especially : a seashore outing where food is usually cooked on heated rocks covered by seaweedb : the food served at a clambake
2 : a gathering characterized by noisy sociability; especially : a political rally
Recent Examples of clambake from the Web
The 2016 AAC media days included a virtual Last Supper atmosphere at the league’s annual sunset clambake in Newport, Rhode Island.
Entertainment begins at 11 a.m.; at 1 p.m. the clambake is served.
Shellfish lovers clamoring for an early clambake beware: Some parts of Long Island’s Shinnecock Bay and areas near Southold, N.Y., have been closed to shellfish harvesting due to the presence of a dangerous biotoxin that, if consumed, can be fatal.
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First Known Use of clambake
CLAMBAKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of clambake for English Language Learners
: an outdoor party especially on a beach where clams and other foods are cooked and eaten
CLAMBAKE Defined for Kids
Definition of clambake for Students
: an outdoor party where clams and other foods are cooked usually on heated rocks covered by seaweed
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