Origin of hachureFrench ; from Old French hacher, to chop ; from hache, ax ; from Frankish an unverified form hapja, sickle ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)kep- from source shaft, Classical Latin capo, capon, Classical Greek koptein, to chop
transitive verbha·chured, ha·chur·ing, ha·chures
Origin of hachureFrench, from Old French, from hacher, to crosshatch; see hatch3.
- Unlike contour lines, hachures are drawn in the direction of the slope and their thickness and closeness is used to represent the relief with shading. They are no longer used on most modern maps.
From French hachure (“crosshatching”), from hacher (“to hatch”).