half shell

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Adjective[edit]

half shell

  1. (rare, colloquial, especially with "on the") Inexpensive; not overpriced.

Noun[edit]

half shell (countable and uncountable, plural half shells)

  1. (physics, figuratively) Any half of a roughly spherical-like object; any dome-shaped object.
  2. (of food, especially with "on the") Either half of a clamshell especially when used to serve individual portions of spiced, minced, breaded, baked clams.

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