from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of the short lines used on maps to shade or to indicate slopes and their degree and direction.
- transitive v. To make hatching on (a map).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A line on a map indicating the steepness of a slope.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A short line used in drawing and engraving, especially in shading and denoting different surfaces, as in map drawing. See hatching.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cover with hatchings.
- n. Same as hatching.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
Squiggled hachure began early and so did stepped triangles, waved lines, and free-standing figures.
` Chaco 'pottery or thought of as closely related to Chaco pottery "and, again, as though clarifying Morris," The so-called non-Chaco pottery of the Chaco period on the La Plata is clearly Mancos Black-on-white decorated with solid elements, lines and dots, and parallel stripes; the so-called Chaco-like is hachure-style Mancos "(ibid., p. 97).
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