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hardline (plural hardlines)
- (business) A retail product collection consisting primarily of hardware targeting the do-it-yourself customer.
- (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.
- (telephony) A physical wire or cable connection; landline
hardline (not comparable)
- uncompromising; rigidly holding to a set of beliefs
Smith's hardline approach to drugs gained him the support of many local citizens.
- (business) belonging to a hardline