[ noun ha-shoor, hash-oor; verb ha-shoor ]
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  1. one of a series of short parallel lines drawn on a map to indicate topographic relief.

  2. shading composed of such lines.

verb (used with object),ha·chured, ha·chur·ing.
  1. Also hatch. to indicate or shade by hachures.

Origin of hachure

From French, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at hatch3, -ure
  • Also hatch·ure [hach-er] /ˈhætʃ ər/ .

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British Dictionary definitions for hachure


/ (hæˈʃjʊə) /

  1. hatching: See hatch 3

  2. shading of short lines drawn on a relief map to indicate gradients

  1. (tr) to mark or show by hachures

Origin of hachure

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

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