hatching

noun
hatch·ing | \ ˈha-chiŋ \

Definition of hatching 

: the engraving or drawing of fine lines in close proximity especially to give an effect of shading also : the pattern so made

First Known Use of hatching

circa 1650, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hatching was circa 1650

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