Clamshell definition

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Any of various devices that consist of two parts attached by a hinge and that open and close like a clamshell, especially a digging or dredging machine with a bucket that has hinged jaws or a handheld electronic device.
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The shell of a clam.
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A dredging bucket, hinged like the shell of a clam.
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Designating or of any of certain manufactured products designed to open and close by a hinge along one edge.
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The shell of a clam.
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The shell of a clam.
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A dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam.
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In foodservice, the white, usually styrofoam box given to consumers with take-out food.
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An object which has a hinge on one edge and two surfaces that close together.
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(music) An amphitheater, especially an outdoor amphitheater; the semi-circular acoustic backdrop behind and above the performers.
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Similar to the operation of a clam's shell, having a hinge with two sides closing together.

It's a clamshell antenna.

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Noun

Singular:
clamshell
Plural:
clamshells

Origin of clamshell