noun ha·chure \ha-ˈshr\

Definition of HACHURE

:  a short line used for shading and denoting surfaces in relief (as in map drawing) and drawn in the direction of slope

Origin of HACHURE

French, from hacher to chop up, hash
First Known Use: 1858



Definition of HACHURE

transitive verb
:  to shade with or show by hachures

First Known Use of HACHURE

circa 1859


Next Word in the Dictionary: H acidPrevious Word in the Dictionary: hachéAll Words Near: hachure
July 28, 2015
pachyderm Hear it
an elephant
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears