hardline

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See also: hard-line and hard line

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

hard +‎ line

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

hardline (plural hardlines)

  1. (business) A retail product collection consisting primarily of hardware targeting the do-it-yourself customer.
    • 2002, John Cornell III, Hardlines FAQ (live original), Hardlines Digest:
      The Hardlines Digest is an Internet mailing list for members of the retail hardware and home center industry.
  2. (business) A retail product collection which includes many non-information goods, such as home appliances, housewares, and sporting goods, in addition to the DIY hardware which is the focus of the first definition, above.
  3. (telephony) A physical wire or cable connection; landline

Adjective[edit]

hardline (not comparable)

  1. uncompromising; rigidly holding to a set of beliefs
    Smith's hardline approach to drugs gained him the support of many local citizens.
  2. (business) belonging to a hardline
    hardline product
    • 2010, Hardline Services by SGS (live page), SGS Group:
      Safety, product quality and performance are prerequisites for all hardline products such as toys, cosmetics, furniture, jewellery, DIY, etc.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “Archived copy”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1], accessed 11 July 2010, archived from the original on 11 July 2010