hard-shell

adjective
\ ˈhärd-ˌshel How to pronounce hard-shell (audio) \
variants: or hard-shelled \ ˈhärd-​ˌsheld How to pronounce hard-shell (audio) \

Definition of hard-shell

: fundamental sense 2b, fundamentalist a hard-shell preacher hard-shell Baptists also : uncompromising, hidebound a hard-shell conservative

First Known Use of hard-shell

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Hard-shell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard-shell. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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