hard-shell

adjective
\ˈhärd-ˌshel \
variants: or hard-shelled \ˈhärd-ˌsheld \

Definition of hard-shell 

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

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1836, in the meaning defined above

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