an edible hardshell clam of the Atlantic coast of North America, often used in chowder; also called cherrystone, littleneck, quahog, hardshell clam
Anything over three inches in diameter ranks as a quahog.
- American revised version
a revision of the Bible, based chiefly on the Revised Version of the Bible, published in the U.S. in 1901.
- American revolution
the war between Great Britain and its American colonies, 1775–83, by which the colonies won their independence. Contemporary Examples Taylor is the author of a number of books about colonial America, the American Revolution, and the early American republic. The National Book Awards Longlist for Nonfiction September 17, 2013 But unlike most workaday reporters, Lepore […]
- American redstart
See under (def 2). any of several small, Old World thrushes, usually with reddish-brown tails, especially Phoenicurus phoenicurus (European redstart) any of several fly-catching, New World warblers, especially Setophaga ruticilla (American redstart) having black and white plumage with reddish-orange patches. noun any European songbird of the genus Phoenicurus, esp P. phoenicurus, in which the male […]
- American rig
a rig for drilling oil and gas wells by using a chisel bit dropped from a considerable height.