hard-shell definition by Webster's New World
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- also hard-shelled
- having a hard shell
- having a shell not recently molted: said of crabs, crayfish, etc.
- ☆ Informal strict; strait-laced; uncompromising, esp. in religious matters
hard-shell definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A hard-shell clam or hard-shell crab.adjective also hard-shelled
- Having a thick, heavy, or hardened shell.
- Uncompromising; confirmed.