• IPA: /fəˈsiːn/

fascine (plural fascines)

  1. (fortification) A cylindrical bundle of small sticks of wood, bound together, used in raising batteries, filling ditches, strengthening ramparts, and making parapets; also in revetments for river banks, and in mats for dams, jetties, etc.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 51.:
      Halberts differ very little from the bill, being like them constructed both for pushing and cutting: a halbert consists of three parts, the spear, or sometimes a kind of sword blade for pushing, an ax, or hatchet for striking and cutting, and a flook or hook for pulling down fascines, in the attack of trenches, or temporary fortifications.
  • French: fascine
  • German: Faschine
  • Russian: фаши́на

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