a , saltless biscuit, formerly much used aboard ships and for army rations.
a kind of hard saltless biscuit, formerly eaten esp by sailors as a staple aboard ship Also called pilot biscuit, ship’s biscuit, sea biscuit
1836, “ship’s biscuit,” from hard (adj.) + tack (n.3); soft-tack was soft wheaten bread.
[hahrd-teyl] /ˈhɑrdˌteɪl/ noun, plural hardtails (especially collectively) hardtail. 1. .
noun 1. any tick of the family Ixodidae, characterized by a hard shield on the back and mouth parts that project from the head.
[noun hahrd-tik-it; adjective hahrd-tik-it] /noun ˈhɑrdˈtɪk ɪt; adjective ˈhɑrdˌtɪk ɪt/ noun 1. a ticket entitling one to a reserved seat. 2. an entertainment for which seats are reserved in advance. adjective 3. of, relating to, or designating an entertainment for which tickets are in great demand: a hard-ticket musical.
noun 1. a period of difficulties or hardship. 2. Slang. time actually served in a prison or other penal institution: He had merely been fined before, but now was sentenced to 90 days’ hard time in the county jail. 3. give a hard time, Informal. to bother, annoy, or harass: He gave me a hard […]