[ kraws-hach, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˌhætʃ, ˈkrɒs- /

verb (used with object)

to mark or shade with two or more intersecting series of parallel lines.


a pattern or mark made with such lines.

Origin of crosshatch

First recorded in 1815–25; cross- + hatch3

Related forms

cross·hatch·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cross-hatching

British Dictionary definitions for cross-hatching


/ (ˈkrɒsˌhætʃ) /


drawing to shade or hatch (forms, figures, etc) with two or more sets of parallel lines that cross one another

Derived Forms

crosshatching, noun
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