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

Examples of hard-shell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Get ready for your holiday travels with a hard-shell suitcase, complete luggage sets, packing cubes, and expandable toiletry bags. Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 18 Sep. 2023 Carry On Suitcase $100 at Amazon This hard-shell carry on suitcase is perfect for short business trips. Cailey Lindberg, Good Housekeeping, 6 Sep. 2023 There are hard-shell, soft-shell, folio, and roll-up varieties that are designed with different layers of pouches, elastics, zippers, and pockets. Kelsey Glennon, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Aug. 2023 This hard-shell case provides excellent protection. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 21 Aug. 2023 Additionally, its hard-shell body consists of multiple outlets to charge your electronics, including two three-prong 120V outlets, a single 12V DC outlet, and two USB ports. Nor'adila Hepburn, Southern Living, 13 Aug. 2023 The signature Bellagio line, constructed in polycarbonate and finished with leather trimmings, is perfect for those who want a hard-shell with a more classic and feminine vibe. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 2 Aug. 2023 Firstly, its hard-shell exterior is easy to clean and protects your cords better than a soft-sided organizer, plus there’s a waterproof layer underneath the external layer that wicks away moisture. Amanda Ogle, Travel + Leisure, 28 July 2023 The Lone Star tick, which is known to be particularly aggressive, is named for the white dot on the female’s hard-shell back, not for any resemblance to the Texas state flag. Beth Teitell,, 27 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hard-shell was in 1836

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“Hard-shell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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