The definition of hards are coarse and broken fibers.
An example of hards is hemp fiber before it is spun into rope.
Origin of hardsMiddle English hardes from Old English heordan, plural , flax hards, akin to Middle Low German herde from Indo-European base an unverified form kes- to scrape, comb from source Classical Greek keskeon, tow
- plural form of hard
Old English herdes, Anglo-Saxon heordan.