Half-shell meaning

Either of the two shells of a bivalve mollusk.
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Either of the halves of a shell of a bivalve, such as an oyster.
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Either of the halves of a shell of a bivalve, such as an oyster.
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(rare, colloquial, especially with "on the") Inexpensive; not overpriced.
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(physics, figuratively) Any half of a roughly spherical-like object; any dome-shaped object.
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(of food, especially with "on the") Either half of a clamshell especially when used to serve individual portions of spiced, minced, breaded, baked clams.
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on the half shell
  • served raw, with seasonings, on a half shell
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

on the half shell