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hachure

[n. ha-shoo r, hash-oo r; v. ha-shoo r] /n. hæˈʃʊər, ˈhæʃ ʊər; v. hæˈʃʊər/
noun
1.
one of a series of short parallel lines drawn on a map to indicate topographic relief.
2.
shading composed of such lines; hatching.
verb (used with object), hachured, hachuring.
3.
Also, hatch. to indicate or shade by hachures.
Also, hatchure.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < French; see hatch3, -ure
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  • Use hachure marks within the county areas in which the project is located unless space is not available.
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hachure

/hæˈʃjʊə/
noun
1.
hatching See hatch3
2.
shading of short lines drawn on a relief map to indicate gradients
verb
3.
(transitive) to mark or show by hachures
Word Origin
C19: from French, from hacher to chop up, hatch³
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