(intransitive) (nautical) to tighten the sheets of a sailing vessel so as to prevent luffing
[hahrd] /hɑrd/ adjective, harder, hardest. 1. not soft; solid and firm to the touch; unyielding to pressure and impenetrable or almost impenetrable. 2. firmly formed; tight: a hard knot. 3. difficult to do or accomplish; fatiguing; troublesome: a hard task. 4. difficult or troublesome with respect to an action, situation, person, etc.: hard to please; […]
adjective 1. (Northern English, dialect) cheeky
- Hard facts
noun phrase Information that is dependable and verifiable (1887+)
[hahrd-fey-verd] /ˈhɑrdˈfeɪ vərd/ adjective 1. South Midland U.S. (of a person) hard-featured.