Hatch v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hatched p. pr. & vb. n. Hatching.]
1. To cross with lines in a peculiar manner in drawing and engraving. See Hatching.
Shall win this sword, silvered and hatched. --Chapman.
Those hatching strokes of the pencil. --Dryden.
2. To cross; to spot; to stain; to steep. [Obs.]
His weapon hatched in blood. --Beau. & Fl.
adj 1: produced from an egg
2: shaded by means of fine parallel or crossed lines [syn: crosshatched]