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English definition of “cross-hatching”

cross-hatching

noun [U]     /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     /ˈkrɒs.hætʃ/ US  /ˈkrɑːs-/ verb [I or T] (also hatch) cross-hatched     /ˈkrɒs.hætʃt/ US  /ˈkrɑːs-/ adjective Painting, drawing and printing
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