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1. A shrewd, tough person.
2. A stubborn, unmovable person.
3. pl. hardhead or hard·heads Any of several fishes having a bony head, especially the Atlantic croaker.


someone tough, realistic, or shrewd, and not moved by sentimentsomeone stubborn or obstinate



1. a shrewd, practical person.
2. a blockhead.
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Is that a hardhead catfish tugging, or a giant sawfish?
While jigheads with a loosely attached hook have been around, credit goes to Larew's Hardhead Jig and Biffle Bug for putting this system on national radar, with thanks to pro Tommy Biffle, a long-time flippin' expert and jigman.
While all commentators are enthusiastic about the growth of this medium and its potential effect on reviewing, none is as invested as HardHead, who begins his or her post writing, "Dear God, please let this be the case.
Salmon-trout, salmon, trout, and silver trout were widespread in the literature, but so were others, including sundowner, half-pounder, summer salmon, silverside, and hardhead (Hedderly 1910: Santa Barbara News-Press 1952; McGuane 1999).
Gafftopsail catfish (Bagre marinus Mitchill) and hardhead catfish (Ariopsis felis Linnaeus) also contributed to the total catch and were collected primarily in subtidal oyster reef and nonvegetated bottom habitats.
I suspect that part of my problem is that my past four dogs were from softer, more biddable breeds, and I am probably better suited to dogs that take less force than a hardhead like she is.
With Hardhead Ed at the helm, you can guess what the decision was.
In addition to blue crabs, other species were captured during the duration of the study, including stiped hermit crabs (Clibanarius vittatus, n = 82), hardhead catfish (Arius felis, n = 6) and a single red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus).
Walker 2005 Oxygen isotope composition of modern and archaeological otoliths from the estuarine hardhead catfish (Ariopsis felis) and their potential to record low-latitude climate change.
My nickname on the street was Hardhead," he recounts.
Sample collection began in February of 2005, and fish collected included: gulf menhaden (Brevortia patronus), hardhead catfish (Arius felis), hogchoker (Trinectes maculates), spot (Leiostomus xanthurus), and the least puffer (Sphoeroides parvus).
Nakatani said of Sarafan: "He's a little bit of a hardhead - he's got a mind of his own.