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[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
1815-25; cross- + hatch3
Related forms
crosshatching, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for crosshatch
  • If the crew needs a closer look at something, the ship changes course and runs east to west, creating a crosshatch.
  • The area formed by these yellow lines is shown with optional yellow diagonal crosshatch markings.
  • Additionally, parking in the blue crosshatch area designated for wheelchair lifts is prohibited and subject to a fine.
  • The two tapers and buffer zone between the solid double yellow lines are shown with optional yellow diagonal crosshatch markings.
  • The crosshatch may be on either side of the accessible parking space.
  • Abandonments may be indicated by stipple or crosshatch shading.
  • Once this work is saved, the user can make annotations and redactions transparent by using the crosshatch feature.
  • Optional dotted extension lines have been added in two places, and optional diagonal crosshatch lines have also been added.
  • Covers shall have a crosshatch pattern as per supplied drawing.
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 Forms
crosshatching, noun
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