[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.
verb (used with object), ha·chured, ha·chur·ing.
Also hatch. to indicate or shade by hachures.
Also hatch·ure [hach-er] /ˈhætʃ ər/
Origin of hachure
dating back to 1855–60;
see origin at hatch3
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for hachured
Historical Examples of hachured
The pottery designs of this period were often hachured patterns, with the thin filling lines surrounded by heavier boundary lines.
The hills are hachured and in some instances contours at intervals of 50 metres are introduced.
The hachured hills are based upon contours, and are of admirable commensurability.
The hills are hachured, the light, in the case of the loftier regions, being supposed to fall obliquely.
British Dictionary definitions for hachured
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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