hard-rock

[ hahrd-rok ]
/ ˈhɑrdˌrɒk /

adjective

(loosely) of or relating to igneous or metamorphic rocks, as in mining (hard-rock mining) and geology (hard-rock geology).

Nearby words

  1. hard-nosed,
  2. hard-of-hearing,
  3. hard-on,
  4. hard-pressed,
  5. hard-put,
  6. hard-sell,
  7. hard-set,
  8. hard-shell,
  9. hard-shell clam,
  10. hard-shell crab


Origin of hard-rock

First recorded in 1920–25

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