Meaning of “cross-hatching” in the English Dictionary

"cross-hatching" in British English

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cross-hatchingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkrɒs.hætʃ.ɪŋ/ us /ˈkrɑːs.hætʃ.ɪŋ/

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 darkness

verb [ I or T ] uk /ˈkrɒs.hætʃ/ us /ˈkrɑːs.hætʃ/ also hatch
adjective uk /ˈkrɒs.hætʃt/ us /ˈkrɑːs.hætʃt/

(Definition of “cross-hatching” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)