fascine

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

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

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fascine (fæˈsiːn, fə-)
 
n
a bundle of long sticks used for filling in ditches and in the construction of embankments, roads, fortifications, etc
 
[C17: from French, from Latin fascīna; see fasces]

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Example sentences
The fascine shall be staked with posts as specified and fastened to the posts
  with wire.
The top of the live fascine should be slightly visible when the installation is
  completed.
Length and diameter of a fascine is dependent on usage.
It performed well on a slope planting using the live fascine technique.
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