See also: hachuré

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

hachure ‎(plural hachures)

  1. (cartography, chiefly historical) A line on a map indicating the steepness of a slope.

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Usage notesEdit

  • 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.

VerbEdit

hachure ‎(third-person singular simple present hachures, present participle hachuring, simple past and past participle hachured)

  1. To mark a map with hachures.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

hacher +‎ -ure

NounEdit

hachure f ‎(plural hachures)

  1. A crosshatching line.
  2. (cartography) A mapping hachure or the technique itself.
  3. (rare) Something minced.

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