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Meaning of FASCINE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fas*cine"\, n. [F., fr. L. fascina a bundle of sticks,
fr. fascis. See {Fasces}.] (Fort. & Engin.)
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.

 

 

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