crosshatch

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

verb (used with object)

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

noun

a pattern or mark made with such lines.

Nearby words

  1. crossed hemiplegia,
  2. crossed reflex,
  3. crossette,
  4. crossfire,
  5. crossfoot,
  6. crosshead,
  7. crossing,
  8. crossing guard,
  9. crossing over,
  10. crossjack

Origin of crosshatch

First recorded in 1815–25; cross- + hatch3

Related formscross·hatch·ing, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for crosshatching

crosshatch

/ (ˈkrɒsˌhætʃ) /

verb

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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