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 Everyone who contacts the brands will receive a hard case-carrying system to replace the original neoprene harness that’s designed to avert incidental switching between modes. Amelia Arvesen, Outside Online, 20 Apr. 2021 The child’s body was found inside a closed hard case suitcase with a distinctive Las Vegas design on its front and back. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, 28 May 2022 Cockroaches, in particular, surround their embryos with a hard case for days or weeks until their offspring hatch. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 18 May 2022 Black Diamond and Pieps recommend that the DSP beacons only be used with the hard case and not worn in a pants or jacket pocket. Amelia Arvesen, Outside Online, 20 Apr. 2021 His body was inside a closed, hard case suitcase that had a Las Vegas design on the front and back, police said. Emily Shapiro, ABC News, 20 Apr. 2022 Tragically, the child was located inside a closed hard case suitcase. NBC News, 20 Apr. 2022 The particular kind of prison hard case Hans is, though, is signaled by the first flashback, which offers up the psychological window framing the whole movie’s portrait of identity and adaptation. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2022 And Neeson mostly looks stymied repeating the same beats as one more pushed-to-the-limits hard case. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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1896, in the meaning defined above


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 28 Jun. 2022.

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