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[fa-seen, fuh-] /fæˈsin, fə-/
noun, Fortification
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 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for fascine


/fæˈsiːn; fə-/
a bundle of long sticks used for filling in ditches and in the construction of embankments, roads, fortifications, etc
Word Origin
C17: from French, from Latin fascīna; see fasces
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