clambake

noun clam·bake \ ˈklam-ˌbāk \
|Updated on: 21 Jul 2018

Definition of clambake

1 a : 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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First Known Use of clambake

1835

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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CLAMBAKE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of clambake for English Language Learners

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


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clambake

noun clam·bake \ ˈklam-ˌbāk \

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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