hard·​case | \ ˈhärd-ˈkās How to pronounce hardcase (audio) \

Definition of hardcase

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hard case

\ ˈhärd-ˌkās How to pronounce hard case (audio) \

Definition of hard case (Entry 2 of 2)

: a tough or hardened person

Examples of hardcase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Once in a while, a hard case of audiovisual equipment is shipped to my house with a laminated instruction card providing the necessary direction for using the equipment. Roxane Gay, New York Times, "A Year Without Our Work Friends," 6 Mar. 2021 Its hard case is crushproof, with formfitting foam cutouts to fit each piece of your Xbox Series X setup, from headset to controller. Brittany Vincent, CNN Underscored, "The best Xbox Series X|S accessories you can buy now," 30 Dec. 2020 The 75 pieces include scissors, tweezers, vinyl gloves, gauze, bandaids and more all inside a hard case with a zipper. Hannah Drown, cleveland, "15 essential items for winter emergencies, snowstorms to keep in your car," 1 Dec. 2020 Take $70 off the price on the DEWALT DCS380P1 20V MAX Reciprocating Saw, which is on sale for just $279.99 and includes the cordless reciprocating saw, a battery charger and hard case. Fiona Tapp, CNN Underscored, "Find scorching deals in Canadian Tire’s Hot Sale," 23 Oct. 2020 That is a hard case to make because all this happened under President Obama. WSJ, "Trump’s Disruptions Have Done Much Good," 3 Sep. 2020 The headphones come with a zippered hard case that holds everything, including the boom mic, charging cable and 3.5mm headphone cable. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, "Aria Me headphones test your hearing, then adjust the sound to fit your ear," 6 Aug. 2020 The mirrored lenses are made from a lightweight 580P polycarbonate, there are water-resistant nose pads and temple tips to prevent slippage, and each pair comes with a hard case and lens cloth. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "The Outdoor Life Father’s Day Gift Guide," 1 June 2020 Each gun comes with three flush chokes and a custom hard case. Curtis Niedermier, Outdoor Life, "The Best Over/Under Shotguns for Less than $1,000," 5 Nov. 2012

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1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Hardcase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardcase. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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