- 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.
Origin of clamshell
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Historical Examples of clam-shell
The flies were the Philistines, and I took a clam-shell for the jaw-bone; it did just as well.Captain January
Laura E. Richards
She watched him while he tried to break a clam-shell between the two rocks.Claire
Leslie Burton Blades
Though he drank and drank again from the water which he had brought in the clam-shell, no quantity seemed to assuage his thirst.
He stretched out his hand towards the clam-shell which had contained his stock of water, but it was empty.
The pebbles for the concrete were delivered by contract and were unloaded from scows by clam-shell bucket into a hopper.Concrete Construction
Halbert P. Gillette
- an aircraft cockpit canopy hinged at the front and rear
- the hinged door of a cargo aircraft
- another name for eyelid (def. 2)