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hard hitter

noun
1.
(NZ, informal) a bowler hat
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  • They left some of their number on the sand behind them, for White was a hard hitter.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • General von Zwehl was (p. 145) hard hitter and a quick hitter.

  • You were right, quite right; but, by St. George, you are a hard hitter!

    Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker S. Weir Mitchell
  • Betty had spoken of Peter as a stubborn swordsman and a hard hitter, and both of these he now showed himself to be.

    Fair Margaret H. Rider Haggard
  • She is 'game' to the last, she is a hard hitter, and she will run till she drops on the chance of any catch.

    Moth and Rust Mary Cholmondeley
  • Burr's the best of the lot, a good waiter and hard hitter, but he invariably hits a high curve up in the air.

    The Young Pitcher Zane Grey
  • Davis found out that "Abe" was not only a hard hitter, but had staying qualities of a high order.

    Lincoln's Yarns and Stories Alexander K. McClure
  • He was a hard hitter, one of the hardest in the House, but he hit straight from the shoulder and never gave an unfair blow.

    British Political Leaders

    Justin McCarthy
  • He must have been a hard hitter if he boxed as he preached—what "the fancy" would call "an ugly customer."

    Scotch Wit and Humor

    W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe
  • He must have been a hard hitter if he boxed as he preachedwhat The Fancy would call an ugly customer.

    Spare Hours John Brown

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