hardpan hardpan

Definition(s):

  • (n) crust or layer of hard subsoil encrusted with calcium-carbonate occurring in arid or semiarid regions

Usage(s):

  1. In person, he is a small, unprepossessing, pigeon-toed man with golden pince-nez and the hardpan face of a gravedigger.
  2. Most of the fringe rice farmers have stopped trying to scratch a living out of the hardpan topsoil in the Texas Gulf Coast area.

Quotes

  • "I thought I was in softer grass," said Daly, who faced a 128-yard shot from the rough. "It turned out to be hardpan and the club bounced."
    on May 28, 2010 By: John Daly Source: ESPN

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