One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An outdoor social gathering at which clams and other seafood (and often chicken, potatoes, and sweet corn) are baked or steamed, traditionally in a pit, over heated stones and under a bed of seaweed.
outdoor meal, al fresco meal, barbecueView synonyms
- ‘There is a scene in the movie where Elvis is out on the beach singing ‘We're gonna have a clambake.’’
- ‘Yes, it's an old-style clambake at the Manor tonight.’
- ‘And we are going to Provincetown to have a clambake.’
- ‘Here, you can savor an authentic New England-style clambake.’
- ‘The song is a sunny and infectious number that would sound great at a school dance or a clambake.’
- ‘Meanwhile, the convention soirées get under way today - there will be a clambake in Hyannis Port!’
- ‘The clams are then ready for a clambake, to become steamed softshell clams, or for use in certain clam chowders and clam pies.’
- ‘We went to clambakes and barbecues all over New England.’
- ‘We had a clambake in Chicago on the 26th of September at WBBM where the debate was held.’
- ‘A clambake on the Rockland seashore followed the last day's session of papers.’
- ‘She is also a regular at the post-caucus Wednesday night clambake.’
- ‘He had volunteered to testify at the clambake as a way of putting his case to the people.’
- ‘When Cary shows up to a high-spirited clambake with Ron and his pals, she's uncomfortable and overdressed in a tight gray ensemble.’
- ‘Although clambakes are traditional in the north-east of the US, barbecues and picnics are popular elsewhere.’
- ‘Every summer, they invite all their subscribers to a clambake on Lynn Beach.’
- ‘If your idea of a relaxing vacation on the coast involves bundling up for a clambake instead of palm trees and rum punch, a trip to Cape Cod is just the ticket.’
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