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Definition of "hatching" []

  • Fine lines used in graphic arts to show shading. (noun)
  • The process of decorating with such lines. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hatching" in a sentence
  • "Rest of the year best to figure out what is hatching from the charts or stop into Gates 'or the Old AuSable and ask."
  • "In Pennsylvania spring creeks, you can't get a brown to take a fly unless it perfectly matches the main hatching insects."
  • ""Myers will play British Gen. Ed Fenech, a military mastermind who takes part in hatching a plot to wipe out Nazi leaders," writes the trade."