hard–shell

play
adjective \ˈhärd-ˌshel\
variants: or

hard–shelled

play \ˈhärd-ˌsheld\

Definition of hard–shell

  1. :  fundamental 2b, fundamentalist <a hard–shell preacher> <hard–shell Baptists>; also :  uncompromising, hidebound <a hard–shell conservative>

1836

First Known Use of hard–shell

1836

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