Hardrock



[hahrd-rok] /ˈhɑrdˌrɒk/

adjective
1.
(loosely) of or relating to igneous or metamorphic rocks, as in mining (hard-rock mining) and geology (hard-rock geology)
/ˈhɑːdˌrɒk/
adjective
1.
(of mining) concerned with extracting minerals other than coal, usually from solid rock
noun
2.
(slang) a tough uncompromising man

adjective

Severe; dour and pugnacious; tough: the old hard-rock guy who would line up all the cocaine users and shoot them

[1923+; probably fr the difficulty of hard-rock mining as distinct fr other kinds; influenced by rock-hard]

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