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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