hard-shell definition

  • noun:
    • A hard-shell clam or hard-shell crab.
    • A hard-shelled crab or clam.
    • See complex, n., 5 .
  • adjective:
    • Having a thick, heavy, or hardened layer.
    • Uncompromising; confirmed.
    • Having a rigid shell
    • declining to compromise; verified or deep-rooted
    • Unyielding; insensible to debate; uncompromising; rigid.
  • others:
    • In zoology, having a tough layer.
    • Rigidly and narrowly orthodox; conventional; uncompromising.

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