cross·​hatch | \ ˈkrȯs-ˌhach How to pronounce crosshatch (audio) \
crosshatched; crosshatching; crosshatches

Definition of crosshatch

transitive verb

: to mark with two series of parallel lines that intersect

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Other Words from crosshatch

crosshatch noun
cross-hatching \ ˈkrȯs-​ˌha-​chiŋ How to pronounce cross-hatching (audio) \ noun

Examples of crosshatch in a Sentence

The fields were crosshatched by plowed paths.
Recent Examples on the Web Using a sharp knife, crosshatch the flesh on the diagonal, making cuts about ½-inch deep and 1 inch apart. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Contramar recipe: Gabriela Camara’s Red and Green Grilled Red Snapper," 22 June 2019 Grill for 3 minutes, then turn the chicken 90 degrees, still skin side down, to create crosshatched grill marks on the skin. Penelope Green, House Beautiful, "The Simple, Fresh Grilled Chicken You'll Make All Summer Long," 1 July 2014 The pastry arrives in a snowfall of icing sugar, crosshatched with cinnamon and crowned by almonds, their bitter edge smoothed by orange-blossom water. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "A Menu of Moroccan Tradition, and Generosity, in Brooklyn," 3 May 2018 At the end, there is half a mango, neatly crosshatched, and a rainbow of sticky rice balls, saturated with coconut milk. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Thai Dishes That Pave a Chef’s Path Home in Elmhurst, Queens," 10 May 2018 British Columbia is crosshatched with mountain ranges, grasslands, forests, and inlets, and its natural richness is mirrored in a remarkable array of First Nations—198 of them, or about one-third of Canada’s indigenous cultural diversity. J.b. Mackinnon, Smithsonian, "No One’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf—And That’s a Problem," 23 Oct. 2017 Sectarian slaughter crosshatches the early sections of the novel in the form of descriptions of a massacre that took place 20 years earlier in a pub. Jennifer Egan, New York Times, "From City to Jungle, a New Novel Summons the Politics and History of Two Islands," 26 June 2017

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First Known Use of crosshatch

1662, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crosshatch was in 1662

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“Crosshatch.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of crosshatch

: to mark or draw (something) with sets of lines that cross each other

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to insert between existing elements

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