hachure

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hachure shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hachure (Fine Arts) A short line used in drawing and engraving, especially in shading and denoting different surfaces, as in map drawing. See Hatching.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hachure Same as hatching.
    • hachure To cover with hatchings.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hachure hash′ūr Same as Hatching.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. hacher, to hack. See Hatching

Usage

In literature:

The crest of the mountain is within the hachures.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
Associated Words: cartography, cartographer, chorography, chorographer, atlas, hachure, contour line, culture.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Now I know what Hachures are.
"The Keepers of the King's Peace" by Edgar Wallace
Hachures are shown in figure 5 (p. 259), and may be found on any European map.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army" by U. S. War Department
His greatest fluency was in the use of separated hachures of rich greyish colour on neutral backgrounds.
"Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning" by Willard Huntington Wright
Between them are incised arks forming hachure parallel to the arks previously mentioned.
"The Archaeology of the Yakima Valley" by Harlan Ingersoll Smith
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