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clamshellA portable device comprising two parts hinged together. Flip phones and laptop computers are sometimes called clamshells because they "open and close like a clam." See flip phone and laptop.
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1. A wood molding, the profile of which resembles that of a clamshell.
2. A bucket used on a crane or derrick for handling granular
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i. A nose or a tail of an aircraft in two halves attached to the fuselage either at the top and bottom or on two sides. This is to enable easy loading and off-loading.
ii. A cockpit canopy hinged either at the rear or the front of the cockpit.
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