Definition of hard-handed in English:

hard-handed

adjective

  • 1Having hardened, rough, or strong hands, typically from manual labour.

  • 2Having or exhibiting a firm or cruel control or authority; forceful, severe.

Origin

Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From hard + handed.

Pronunciation

hard-handed

/ˌhɑːdˈhandɪd/