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meanings of clamshell


  1. The shell of a clam.
  2. A dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam.
  3. Any object that has a hinge on one edge and two surfaces that close together.
  4. In food service, the closing box (usually styrofoam but sometimes cardboard) given to consumers with take-out food.
  5. An amphitheater, especially an outdoor amphitheater; the semi-circular acoustic backdrop behind and above the performers.


  1. Similar to the operation of a clam's shell, having a hinge with two sides closing together.

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