hard head

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noun Metallurgy.

semirefined tin containing iron.
Also hardhead.

Origin of hard head

First recorded in 1510–20
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Examples from the Web for hard head

  • The name given by American fishermen to the hard-head (which see).

    The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
  • "Blind-eye, hard-head" was ever his sort, but I love to take my danger open-eyed and standing up—and as little of it as possible.

  • A fish of the herring kind, called also hard-head (which see).

    The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
  • A fish of the salmon family, found in the lakes of North America; also a name of the hard-head (which see).

    The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth