WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
clam•bake /ˈklæmˌbeɪk/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a seaside picnic at which clams and other seafood are baked.
  2. Informal TermsInformal. any social gathering, esp. a noisy one.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
clam•bake  (klambāk′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a picnic or social gathering at the seashore at which clams and other seafood are baked, sometimes with corn and other items, traditionally on hot stones under a covering of seaweed.
  2. Informal Termsany social gathering, esp. a very noisy one.
  • clam1 + bake 1825–35, American.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

clambake /ˈklæmˌbeɪk/ n US Canadian
  1. a picnic, often by the sea, at which clams, etc, are baked



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