hachure definition

  • noun:
    • one of many brief outlines used on maps to shade or to indicate slopes and their particular degree and course.
    • A line on a map indicating the steepness of a slope.
    • a quick range used in drawing and engraving, especially in shading and denoting various surfaces, such as chart design. See hatching.
    • just like hatching.
    • shading comprising numerous crossing lines
  • verb-transitive:
    • to produce hatching on (a map).
  • others:
    • To cover with hatchings.

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