Hard-shell meaning

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A hard-shell clam or hard-shell crab.
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Having a thick, heavy, or hardened shell.
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Uncompromising; confirmed.
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Strict; strait-laced; uncompromising, esp. in religious matters.
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Having a tough outer shell.

His favorite seafood is hardshell crabs.

A hardshell guitar case.

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(figuratively) Rigid or uncompromising in principles, especially in religion or politics.

Though it was a commonly held opinion, now only hardshell Baptists oppose dancing.

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Having a rigid shell.
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