Meaning of clam


Pronunciation: (klam), [key]
— n., v., clammed, clam•ming.
  1. any of various bivalve mollusks, esp. certain edible species. Cf. quahog, soft-shell clam.
  2. a secretive or silent person.
  3. clamminess.
  4. a dollar or the sum of a dollar: I only made 60 clams a week.
  1. to gather or dig clams.
  2. to refuse to talk or reply; refrain from talking or divulging information: The teacher asked who had thrown the eraser, but the class clammed up.


Pronunciation: (klam), [key]
— n.
  1. clamp (defs. 1–3).
  2. (formerly) pincers.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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