hachure


1ha·chure

noun \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

2hachure

transitive verb
ha·churedha·chur·ing

Definition of HACHURE

:  to shade with or show by hachures

First Known Use of HACHURE

circa 1859

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