from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One of the short lines used on maps to shade or to indicate slopes and their degree and direction.
- transitive verb To make hatching on (a map).
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
- To cover with hatchings.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Fine Arts) A short line used in drawing and engraving, especially in shading and denoting different surfaces, as in map drawing. See
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- noun cartography A line on a map indicating the
steepnessof a slope.
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- noun shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French, from Old French, from hacher, to crosshatch; see hatch.]
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From French hachure ("crosshatching"), from hacher ("to hatch").
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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).
knitandpurl commented on the word hachure
"It was an extreme close-up of an extremely old man, the contours of his face clearly defined by line and shade, hachures on a topographic map."
White Teeth by Zadie Smith, p 279 of the Vintage International paperback
January 28, 2011