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English definition of “cross-hatching”

cross-hatching

noun [U] uk   /ˈkrɒs.hætʃ.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈkrɑːs-/
two groups of parallel lines that are drawn close together across each other, especially at an angle of 90°, on parts of a picture to show differences of light and darknessPainting, drawing and printing
cross-hatch
verb [I or T] uk   /ˈkrɒs.hætʃ/ us    /ˈkrɑːs-/ (also hatch)
cross-hatched
adjective uk   /ˈkrɒs.hætʃt/ us    /ˈkrɑːs-/
Painting, drawing and printing
(Definition of cross-hatching from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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