Also, hard-shelled. having a firm, hard shell, as a crab in its normal state; not having recently molted.
rigid or uncompromising.
(zoology) having a shell or carapace that is thick, heavy, or hard
(US) strictly orthodox
another name for the quahog
Strict; conservative; hard-core: her hard-shell manner, her hipped-up weariness
- 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
[hahrd-ship] /ˈhɑrd ʃɪp/ noun 1. a condition that is difficult to endure; suffering; deprivation; oppression: a life of hardship. 2. an instance or cause of this; something to bear, as a deprivation, lack of comfort, or constant toil or danger: They faced bravely the many hardships of frontier life. /ˈhɑːdʃɪp/ noun 1. conditions of life […]