[hahrd-ship] /ˈhɑrd ʃɪp/
a condition that is difficult to endure; suffering; deprivation; oppression:
a life of hardship.
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.
conditions of life difficult to endure
something that causes suffering or privation
c.1200, “quality of being hard,” from hard + -ship. Meaning “disadvantage, suffering, privation” is c.1400.
- Hard shoulder
noun 1. (Brit) a surfaced verge running along the edge of a motorway for emergency stops
noun 1. the Cyrillic letter Ъ, ъ as used in Russian to indicate that the preceding consonant is not palatalized: not in official use since 1918. 2. 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