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hard-shell

(härd′shĕl′)
n.
A hard-shell clam or hard-shell crab.
adj. also hard-shelled (-shĕld′)
1. Having a thick, heavy, or hardened shell.
2. Uncompromising; confirmed.
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hard-shell

adj
1. (Zoology) zoology having a shell or carapace that is thick, heavy, or hard
2. US strictly orthodox
n
(Animals) Also called: hard-shell clam another name for quahog
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hard′-shell′



adj. Also, hard′-shelled′.
1. having a firm, hard shell, as a crab in its normal state; not having recently molted.
2. rigid or uncompromising.
n.
[1790–1800]
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