[noun ha-shoo r, hash-oo r; verb ha-shoo r]
- one of a series of short parallel lines drawn on a map to indicate topographic relief.
- shading composed of such lines.
- Also hatch. to indicate or shade by hachures.
Also hatch·ure [hach-er] /ˈhætʃ ər/.
Origin of hachure
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- hatchingSee hatch 3
- shading of short lines drawn on a relief map to indicate gradients
- (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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