Definition of clambake in English:


Pronunciation /ˈklamˌbāk/ /ˈklæmˌbeɪk/

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North American
  • 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.

    ‘We went to clambakes and barbecues all over New England.’
    • ‘Yes, it's an old-style clambake at the Manor tonight.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And we are going to Provincetown to have a clambake.’
    • ‘We had a clambake in Chicago on the 26th of September at WBBM where the debate was held.’
    • ‘He had volunteered to testify at the clambake as a way of putting his case to the people.’
    • ‘Although clambakes are traditional in the north-east of the US, barbecues and picnics are popular elsewhere.’
    • ‘The clams are then ready for a clambake, to become steamed softshell clams, or for use in certain clam chowders and clam pies.’
    • ‘There is a scene in the movie where Elvis is out on the beach singing ‘We're gonna have a clambake.’’
    • ‘The song is a sunny and infectious number that would sound great at a school dance or a clambake.’
    • ‘Every summer, they invite all their subscribers to a clambake on Lynn Beach.’
    • ‘When Cary shows up to a high-spirited clambake with Ron and his pals, she's uncomfortable and overdressed in a tight gray ensemble.’
    • ‘A clambake on the Rockland seashore followed the last day's session of papers.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the convention soirées get under way today - there will be a clambake in Hyannis Port!’
    • ‘Here, you can savor an authentic New England-style clambake.’
    • ‘She is also a regular at the post-caucus Wednesday night clambake.’
    outdoor meal, al fresco meal, barbecue