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Definition of clam:

  1. A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; as, the long clam ( Mya arenaria), the quahog or round clam ( Venus mercenaria), the sea clam or hen clam ( Spisula solidissima), and other species of the United States. The name is said to have been given originally to the Tridacna gigas, a huge East Indian bivalve.
  2. A crash or clangor made by ringing all the bells of a chime at once.
  3. A kind of vise, usually of wood.
  4. Claminess; moisture.
  5. Strong pinchers or forceps.
  6. To be moist or glutinous; to stick; to adhere.
  7. To clog, as with glutinous or viscous matter.
  8. To produce, in bell ringing, a clam or clangor; to cause to clang.

Synonyms:

sawbuck, littleneck, hen, mollusk, giant, steamer, freshwater, pismo, marine, razor, thorny, cherrystone, dollar bill, shellfish, dollar mark, quahog, sawhorse, one dollar bill, sea, vaulting horse, long horse, dollar sign, surf, buck, quahaug, dollar, geoduck, horse, hard-shell.

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