/klam"shel'/, n.
1. the shell of a clam.
2. Mach.
a. Also called clamshell bucket. 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.
[1490-1500; earlier clam-shell; see CLAM1, SHELL]

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