surf-clam

surf clam

noun
any of several typically large common clams of the family Mactridae, inhabiting the zone of breaking surf in coastal waters.

Origin:
1880–90; Americanism

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To surf-clam
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: surf-casting
Next Definition: surf-duck
Words Near: surf-clam
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for surf-clam
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing surf-clam
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature