noun 1. an etching ground applied to the surface of a plate held over a small flame and spread by a dabber or brayer. Compare (def 1).
[hahrd-hak] /ˈhɑrdˌhæk/ noun 1. a woolly-leaved North American shrub, Spiraea tomentosa, of the rose family, having short, spikelike clusters of rose-colored flowers. 2. . /ˈhɑːdˌhæk/ noun 1. a woody North American rosaceous plant, Spiraea tomentosa, with downy leaves and tapering clusters of small pink or white flowers Also called steeplebush
[hahrd-han-did] /ˈhɑrdˈhæn dɪd/ adjective 1. oppressive or tyrannical; stern or cruel. 2. having hands hardened by toil.
[hahrd-hat] /ˈhɑrdˌhæt/ noun, Informal. 1. a construction worker, especially a member of a construction workers’ union. 2. a working-class conservative. adjective 3. pertaining to or characteristic of hard-hats: enlisting hard-hat support for his policies.