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 (hă-sho͝or′, hăsh′o͝or)
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.]
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A method of representing relief upon a map or chart by shading in short disconnected lines drawn in the direction of the slopes.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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For terrain Groser generally used hachuring or stippling, like Wightman, but in special cases where terrain was all important, he was able to resort to a technique that had been unavailable to his predecessors, because among his talents was landscape painting (he won the Wynne Prize in 1961) and he had mastered the laborious method of pen shading (Fig.
Extremely detailed 1873 map Prussia with relief shown by exquisite hachuring. Covers from Jutland south to Frankfort, and esat as far as Poland Plate 22 in Stieler's Hand Atlas 1875, published by Justus Perthes.
On the Dufour map, these two logics tightly control hachuring such that the production of the illusion of geomorphic three-dimensionality, which is enhanced by consistent northwest illumination, interferes with no other cartographic information.