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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Clams and clambakes must be pre-ordered by Sept. 23. Carol Kovach,, "Tri-C’s Encore Campus, Neighborhood Scholars programs enrich older adults: Sun Postings," 17 Sep. 2019 Hot Ticket Tired of barbecues, hot dogs, and clambakes? Kara Baskin,, "A special dinner, held under the stars," 8 Aug. 2019 The event kicks off with the popular clambake on Monday. Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle, "D'Eriq King leads UH group attending AAC media days," 9 July 2019 Gaining favor with the preps in Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Palm Beach, alongside a crop of Hollywood starlets, this classic look can quickly take you from the beach to your next clambake. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "You Can Rent Ali Larter's Blazer-Inspired Cover-Up for $55," 2 July 2019 The theft in office charges involved cheating the county out of more than $5,000 by forcing workers to sell tickets to his campaign clambakes while on duty and stealing more than $5,000 from his campaign fund. Robert Higgs,, "Opponents of plan to return to elected Cuyahoga County sheriff stir memories of the corrupt days of Gerald McFaul," 17 June 2019 Serve from a large bowl or line 2-3 large sheet trays with foil or parchment paper and spoon clambake onto them. Emily Weinberger, Good Housekeeping, "Easiest Ever Clambake," 7 July 2013 Like the Kennedy/Hines wedding in 2014, the reception featured a clambake. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Bobby Kennedy III and His Wife, Amaryllis Fox, Are Expecting a Baby Girl," 24 Aug. 2018 Instead of cooking up the same old thing, try this unique, one-pot clambake recipe in place of your typical BBQ. Emily Weinberger, Good Housekeeping, "Easiest Ever Clambake," 7 July 2013

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First Known Use of clambake

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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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


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

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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