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.