- Also called clamshell bucket . a dredging bucket opening at the bottom, consisting of two similar pieces hinged together at the top.
- a machine equipped with such a bucket.
How to use clamshell in a sentence
Their friends noticed, and asked Sabrine to talk to him to bring him out of his shell a little.
Another said just the act of spending money on self-improvement made him determined to break out of his shell.
If you tend to inhale your food without realizing how much you consumed, opt for nibbles like in-shell pistachio nuts.12 Thanksgiving Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work|DailyBurn|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then came the day Mustafa, along with two others, was killed by a mortar shell.
Yet five years later, the news operation has vanished and TRN is now a shell of its former self.
Off flew the shell, seven miles it flew; over the Turkish Army from one sea into another.
He conducts this ceremony with the greatest solemnity, occasionally pronouncing these incantatory words, "Plate or shell, sah?"Physiology of The Opera|John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
Fancy that enormous shell dropping suddenly out of the blue on to a ship's deck swarming with troops!
From pre-natal days I was destined for the railway service, as an oyster to its shell.
If one could languish through life in the shell of a mere beauty that life would be a good deal simpler proposition than it is.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for clamshell
- an aircraft cockpit canopy hinged at the front and rear
- the hinged door of a cargo aircraft
- another name for eyelid (def. 2)