hatchwork

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

hatch +‎ work

NounEdit

hatchwork (plural hatchworks)

  1. (art) Crosshatching; ornamentation using a crosshatch pattern
    Look at the hatchwork around the edges!
  2. (uncountable, shipping) The apparatus around the hatches of a vessel, particularly the cargo hatch
    The sailors must be familiar with the cargo and hatchwork.
Last modified on 20 June 2013, at 20:46