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


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.

Nearby words

  1. hac,
  2. hacendado,
  3. hachinohe,
  4. hachioji,
  5. hachoo,
  6. hacienda,
  7. hacienda heights,
  8. haciendado,
  9. hack,
  10. 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 hachured


/ (hæˈʃjʊə) /


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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