the Cyrillic letter Ъ, ъ as used in Russian to indicate that the preceding consonant is not palatalized: not in official use since 1918.
the same symbol used for the back vowel of Old Church Slavonic from which this Russian usage and phenomenon are historically derived.
noun 1. a solder fusing at temperatures above 1200°F (650°C).
[hahrd-spuhn] /ˈhɑrdˈspʌn/ adjective 1. (of yarn) compactly twisted in spinning. adjective 1. (of yarn) spun with a firm close twist
[hahrd-stand] /ˈhɑrdˌstænd/ noun 1. a hard-surfaced area on which heavy vehicles or airplanes can be parked.
noun, Slang. 1. strongly addictive drugs. 2. liquor with a high alcoholic content; hard liquor. noun Whiskey and other strong liquors; spirits; hard liquor: The troubles the hard stuff inflicts on men with no defense against it (1891+) noun phrase