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 verb-·chured′, -·chur′ing
transitive verbha·chured, ha·chur·ing, ha·chures
Origin of hachureFrench from Old French from hacher to crosshatch ; see hatch 3.
- 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”).