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fascine


fascine


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fascine  \Fas*cine"\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  fascina  a  bundle  of  sticks, 
  fr  fascis.  See  {Fasces}.]  (Fort.  &  Engin.) 
  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