Definitions

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  • n. Crosshatching; ornamentation using a crosshatch pattern
  • n. The apparatus around the hatches of a vessel, particularly the cargo hatch

Etymologies

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hatch +‎ work

Examples

  • It was The Dissolver, a card whose surface was made up of a close-grained tracery, or hatchwork in which images formed according to how it was held.

    The Grand Wheel

  • Along its sides were etchings, lines and hatchwork.

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  • Meanwhile Durer's "Female Nude with a Staff" is carved by his typical hatchwork, black lines slicing across every fold on her skin.

    PORT

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