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[noun ha-shoo r, hash-oo r; verb ha-shoo r]
  1. one of a series of short parallel lines drawn on a map to indicate topographic relief.
  2. shading composed of such lines.
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verb (used with object), ha·chured, ha·chur·ing.
  1. Also hatch. to indicate or shade by hachures.
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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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  1. hatchingSee hatch 3
  2. shading of short lines drawn on a relief map to indicate gradients
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  1. (tr) to mark or show by hachures
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Word Origin

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