from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of the short lines used on maps to shade or to indicate slopes and their degree and direction.
- transitive v. To make hatching on (a map).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A line on a map indicating the steepness of a slope.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A short line used in drawing and engraving, especially in shading and denoting different surfaces, as in map drawing. See hatching.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as hatching.
- To cover with hatchings.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
French, from Old French, from hacher, to crosshatch; see hatch3.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French hachure ("crosshatching"), from hacher ("to hatch"). (Wiktionary)