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harbor master an official who supervises harbor operations and enforces regulations governing harbor use.
hard not soft; solid; firm; tough. [11 definitions]
hardback bound in a hard or durable cover. [2 definitions]
hardball baseball. [4 definitions]
hard-bitten made tough or stubborn by hard experience.
hardboard construction board made of wood chips that have been heated and compressed.
hard-boiled of an egg, boiled in the shell until firm all the way through. (Cf. soft-boiled.) [2 definitions]
hardbound of a book, bound with a stiff cover rather than one of flexible paper; hardcover.
hard case one who is stubbornly unchanging or obstinate, as in clinging to destructive behavior patterns.
hard coal see "anthracite."
hard-core deeply committed or determined. [2 definitions]
hardcover a book produced with a relatively hard cover, usu. of cardboard and cloth; hardback. [2 definitions]
hard disk a part inside of a computer for storing information.
hard drive a device usu. inside a computer that copies data to and from a computer's hard disk; hard disk drive.
hard drug any drug, such as heroin, that is addictive and causes long-term harmful effects.
harden to make hard or more resistant to pressure. [6 definitions]
hardened made or become hard or harder. [4 definitions]
hardener a substance that can be added to varnish or paint in order to achieve a harder finish on the surface to which it is applied.
hard-fisted unrelentingly stingy; tight-fisted. [2 definitions]
hard goods manufactured products, such as appliances, machines, and automobiles, that last for many years; durable goods.
hard hat a protective helmet, made of metal or hard, impact-resistant plastic, worn by construction workers, miners, and the like.