fascine

[ fa-seen, fuh- ]
/ fæˈsin, fə- /
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noun Fortification.

a long bundle of sticks bound together, used in building earthworks and batteries and in strengthening ramparts.

Nearby words

  1. fascinate,
  2. fascinated,
  3. fascinating,
  4. fascination,
  5. fascinator,
  6. fascinous,
  7. fascio-,
  8. fasciodesis,
  9. fasciola,
  10. fasciolar

Origin of fascine

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

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British Dictionary definitions for fascine

fascine

/ (fæˈsiːn, fə-) /

noun

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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