Pronunciation: (klam'shel"), [key]
1. the shell of a clam.
a. Also called clam'shell buck"et. a dredging bucket opening at the bottom, consisting of two similar pieces hinged together at the top.
b. a machine equipped with such a bucket.
3. Print.a platen press.
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