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See also: Claymate



Back-formation from claymation.


claymate (third-person singular simple present claymates, present participle claymating, simple past and past participle claymated)

  1. To animate by using stop-motion photography and pieces made out of a moldable substance, typically Plasticine clay.
    • 2000, Erika Milvy, "Aardman's Claymation Films Taking Shape on Web", Los Angeles Times, 21 April 2000:
      Even then he was prone to claymate. "I used to make models out of Plasticine, and of course it wasn't long before I wanted them to move on film. []
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:claymate.