fascine

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

Origin of fascine

1680–90; < French < Latin fascīna bundle of sticks. See fasces, -ine1
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fascine

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

Word Origin for fascine

C17: from French, from Latin fascīna; see fasces
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