hachure

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French hachure (crosshatching), from hacher (to hatch).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hachure (plural hachures)

  1. (cartography, chiefly historical) A line on a map indicating the steepness of a slope.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hacher +‎ -ure

Noun[edit]

hachure f (plural hachures)

  1. A crosshatching line.
  2. (cartography) A mapping hachure or the technique itself.
  3. (rare) Characteristic of what has been haché.

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