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One of the short lines used on maps to shade or to indicate slopes and their degree and direction.
tr.v. (hă-sho͝or′) ha·chured, ha·chur·ing, ha·chures
To make hatching on (a map).
[French, from Old French, from hacher, to crosshatch; see hatch3.]
A method of representing relief upon a map or chart by shading in short disconnected lines drawn in the direction of the slopes.