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hachure

[ noun ha-shoo r, hash-oo r; verb ha-shoo r ]
/ noun hæˈʃʊər, ˈhæʃ ʊər; verb hæˈʃʊər /
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noun

one of a series of short parallel lines drawn on a map to indicate topographic relief.
shading composed of such lines.

verb (used with object), ha·chured, ha·chur·ing.

Also hatch. to indicate or shade by hachures.

RELATED WORDS

contour, isoline

Nearby words

hac, hacendado, hachinohe, hachioji, hachoo, hachure, hacienda, hacienda heights, haciendado, hack, hack board
Also hatch·ure [hach-er] /ˈhætʃ ər/.

Origin of hachure

From French, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at hatch3, -ure
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British Dictionary definitions for hachure

hachure

/ (hæˈʃjʊə) /

noun

hatchingSee hatch 3
shading of short lines drawn on a relief map to indicate gradients

verb

(tr) to mark or show by hachures

Word Origin for hachure

C19: from French, from hacher to chop up, hatch ³
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