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hachure (plural hachures)
a map line indicating steepness
- Unlike contour lines, hachures are drawn in the direction of the slope and their thickness and closeness is used to represent the relief with shading. They are no longer used on most modern maps.
hachure f (plural hachures)
- A crosshatching line.
- (cartography) A mapping hachure or the technique itself.
- (rare) Characteristic of what has been haché.