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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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Related Words for crosshatching

notch, ingrain, chisel, inscribe, imprint, etch, embed, deface, gash, cleave, indent, serrate, scratch, graze, scrape, mark, slit, slash, line, gouge

British Dictionary definitions for crosshatching


  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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