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clambake

[ klam-beyk ]
/ ˈklæmˌbeɪk /
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noun

a picnic or social gathering at the seashore at which clams and other seafood are baked, sometimes with corn and other items, traditionally on hot stones under a covering of seaweed.
Informal. any social gathering, especially a very noisy one.

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Origin of clambake

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; clam1 + bake
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British Dictionary definitions for clambake

clambake
/ (ˈklæmˌbeɪk) /

noun US and Canadian

a picnic, often by the sea, at which clams, etc, are baked
an informal party
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