- one of a series of short parallel lines drawn on a map to indicate topographic relief.
- shading composed of such lines.
verb (used with object), ha·chured, ha·chur·ing.
- Also hatch. to indicate or shade by hachures.
- hatchingSee hatch 3
- shading of short lines drawn on a relief map to indicate gradients
- (tr) to mark or show by hachures