Hachure meaning

hă-sho͝or, hăsho͝or
One of the short lines used on maps to shade or to indicate slopes and their degree and direction.
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To make hatching on (a map).
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Any of a series of short parallel lines used, esp. in map making, to represent a sloping or elevated surface.
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To show by, or shade with, hachures.
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(cartography, chiefly historical) A line on a map indicating the steepness of a slope.
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Origin of hachure

  • French from Old French from hacher to crosshatch hatch3

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French hachure (“crosshatching”), from hacher (“to hatch”).

    From Wiktionary