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shading of short lines drawn on a relief map to indicate gradients
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A short line used to denote slopes of the ground, as on maps.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
One of a series of parallel lines drawn on topographic maps in the direction of the slopes of hills or depressions to indicate relief features. The steeper the slopes, the heavier and more closely spaced the hachures become.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.