noun, Southern U.S.
a clingstone peach.
noun, Informal. 1. pornography.
- Hard power
noun 1. the ability to achieve one’s goals by force, esp military force Compare soft power
- Hard pulse
hard pulse n. A pulse that strikes forcibly against the tip of the finger and is difficult to compress, indicating hypertension.
[hahrd-prest] /ˈhɑrdˈprɛst/ adjective 1. heavily burdened or oppressed, as by overwork or financial difficulties; harried; put-upon. adjective 1. in difficulties: the swimmer was hard-pressed 2. subject to severe competition 3. subject to severe attack 4. closely pursued