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 crosshatch (audio) \ noun

Examples of crosshatch in a Sentence

The fields were crosshatched by plowed paths.
Recent Examples on the Web After an hour of crosshatching the Tucker Fire’s plume, the sun dipped behind the Pacific Ocean. Kyle Dickman, Scientific American, "The Hidden Toll of Wildfires," 1 Mar. 2020 But his reputation rested equally on his abilities as a composer and arranger for large ensembles, interpolating bebop’s crosshatched rhythms and extended improvisations into lush tapestries. Giovanni Russonello, New York Times, "Jimmy Heath, 93, Jazz Saxophonist and Composer, Is Dead," 19 Jan. 2020 But his reputation rested equally on his abilities as a composer and arranger for large ensembles, interpolating bebop’s crosshatched rhythms and extended improvisations into fulsome tapestries. Giovanni Russonello,, "Jimmy Heath, 93, jazz saxophonist and composer," 19 Jan. 2020 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

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First Known Use of crosshatch

1662, in the meaning defined above

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“Crosshatch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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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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