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clam•shell



Pronunciation: (klam'shel"), [key]
n.
1. the shell of a clam.
2. Mach.
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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