hatching

noun hatch·ing \ ˈha-chiŋ \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

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

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First Known Use of hatching

circa 1650



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