noun Date: 1835 1. a. an outdoor party; especially a seashore outing where food is usually cooked on heated rocks covered by seaweed b. the food served at a clambake 2. a gathering characterized by noisy sociability; especially a political rally

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  • clambake — s.n. (Jaz) Întrunire de muzicieni de jaz, care cântă împreună fără a fi repetat în prealabil. ♦ (peior.) Întrunire improvizată a cărei calitate lasă de dorit, datorită lipsei de omogenitate şi de afinitate stilistică a muzicienilor. [pron. clem… …   Dicționar Român

  • Clambake —   [amerikanisch, klæmbeɪk], ursprünglich ein synonymer Ausdruck für Jamsession, also für ein informelles Zusammentreffen von Musikern zum zwanglosen gemeinsamen Musizieren. Der Swing Posaunist und Trompeter Tommy Dorsey (1905 1956) gebrauchte ihn …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Clambake — Clam bake, n. The backing or steaming of clams on heated stones, between layers of seaweed; hence, a picnic party, gathered on such an occasion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clambake — 1835, from CLAM (Cf. clam) (n.) + BAKE (Cf. bake) …   Etymology dictionary

  • clambake — ☆ clambake [klam′bāk΄ ] n. 1. a feast or picnic, originally at the seashore, at which clams are steamed or baked with lobster, chicken, corn, etc., originally on heated stones under a covering of seaweed 2. the food so prepared 3. Informal any… …   English World dictionary

  • Clambake — For the website, see Operation Clambake. For the traditional method of cooking seafood, see New England clam bake. Clambake Directed by Arthur H. Nadel Produced by Arthur Gar …   Wikipedia

  • clambake — /klam bayk /, 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. any social gathering, esp. a… …   Universalium

  • clambake — UK [ˈklæmˌbeɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms clambake : singular clambake plural clambakes American a party by the sea at which people cook and eat clams …   English dictionary

  • clambake — 1. noun a beach party in which clams and other food are cooked in a pit dug in the sand; the clams are cooked on hot stones and are covered with seaweed 2. adjective fig. attrib. informal, makeshift, sloppy not in their Ivy privilege or clambake… …   Wiktionary

  • clambake — Synonyms and related words: $100 a plate dinner, TV dinner, alfresco meal, barbecue, breakfast, brunch, buffet supper, campaign dinner, campaigning, coffee break, cookout, diner, dinner, electioneering, elevenses, fish fry, fund raising dinner,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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