Fascine definition

fă-sēn, fə-
A cylindrical bundle of sticks bound together for use in construction, as of fortresses, earthworks, sea walls, or dams.
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A bundle of sticks bound together, formerly used to fill ditches, strengthen the sides of trenches, etc.
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(fortification) A cylindrical bundle of small sticks of wood, bound together, used in raising batteries, filling ditches, strengthening ramparts, and making parapets; also in revetments for river banks, and in mats for dams, jetties, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fascine
Plural:
fascines

Origin of fascine

  • French from Latin fascīna from fascis bundle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the French fascine, from the Latin fascīna (“bundle of sticks”).

    From Wiktionary