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[fa-seen, fuh-]
noun Fortification.
  1. a long bundle of sticks bound together, used in building earthworks and batteries and in strengthening ramparts.
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Origin of fascine

1680–90; < French < Latin fascīna bundle of sticks. See fasces, -ine1
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Examples from the Web for fascine

Historical Examples

  • A fascine revetment is made by placing the fascines as shown in Fig. 14.

    Manual of Military Training

    James A. Moss

  • A fascine revetment must always be crowned with sods or bags.

  • The general object is to so dispose the brush as to make the fascine of uniform size, strength, and stiffness from end to end.

  • The weight of a fascine of partially seasoned material will average 140 lbs.

British Dictionary definitions for fascine


  1. a bundle of long sticks used for filling in ditches and in the construction of embankments, roads, fortifications, etc
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Word Origin

C17: from French, from Latin fascīna; see fasces
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