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[kraws-hach, kros-]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to mark or shade with two or more intersecting series of parallel lines.
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  1. a pattern or mark made with such lines.
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Origin of crosshatch

First recorded in 1815–25; cross- + hatch3
Related formscross·hatch·ing, noun
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Historical Examples

  • No scrawling or scratching, or cross-hatching, or 'free' work of any sort.

    Ariadne Florentina

    John Ruskin

  • It may be known to be a sectional view by the cross-hatching or section lines.

  • All the cross-hatching was done with the triangle of 60 degrees and that of 90 degrees.

  • Turner, the Rev. William, his opinion of cross-hatching, 562.

  • There is a maximum of outline-work, a minimum of shading and no cross-hatching.

    Early Illustrated Books

    Alfred W. Pollard

British Dictionary definitions for cross-hatching


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