- 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 clamshell
But sech is his awe of Enright, he never dar's opens his clamshell.Faro Nell and Her Friends
Alfred Henry Lewis
Maybe she struck the water and scaled along like a clamshell.The Rover Boys in the Air
He was eyeing the clamshell and looking more and more uneasy.
So he hunted a clamshell, a double one, Tish requested, and brought it into camp.
He had no better implement with which to intrench himself in the land than a clamshell.Excursions and Poems
Henry David Thoreau
- an aircraft cockpit canopy hinged at the front and rear
- the hinged door of a cargo aircraft
- another name for eyelid (def. 2)