firmly or rigidly set; fixed:
a hard-set smile.
in a difficult position:
The troops were hard-set before their supplies came.
[hahrd-shel] /ˈhɑrdˌʃɛl/ adjective 1. Also, hard-shelled. having a firm, hard shell, as a crab in its normal state; not having recently molted. 2. rigid or uncompromising. noun 3. . adjective 1. (zoology) having a shell or carapace that is thick, heavy, or hard 2. (US) strictly orthodox noun 3. another name for the quahog adjective […]
- Hardshell clam
noun 1. . noun 1. another name for the quahog noun See American quahog
- Hard-shell clam
noun 1. . noun 1. another name for the quahog
- Hard-shell crab
noun 1. a crab, especially an edible crab, that has not recently molted and has a hard shell. noun 1. a crab, esp of the edible species Cancer pagurus, that has not recently moulted and therefore has a hard shell Compare soft-shell crab