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hard-shell

[ hahrd-shel ]
/ ˈhɑrdˌʃɛl /
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adjective
Also hard-shelled . having a firm, hard shell, as a crab in its normal state; not having recently molted.
rigid or uncompromising.
noun
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Origin of hard-shell

First recorded in 1790–1800
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British Dictionary definitions for hard-shell

hard-shell

adjective also: hard-shelled
zoology having a shell or carapace that is thick, heavy, or hard
US strictly orthodox
noun
another name for the quahog
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