[kraws-hach, kros-]

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

British Dictionary definitions for crosshatch



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