Definition of Fascine

1. n. 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.

Definition of Fascine

1. Noun. (context: 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fascine

1. a bundle of sticks used in building fortifications [n -S]

Medical Definition of Fascine

1. 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. Origin: F, fr. L. Fascina a bundle of sticks, fr. Fascis. See Fasces. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fascine

fasciectomy
fasciitis
fasciitises
fascin
fascina
fascinance
fascinate
fascinated
fascinates
fascinating
fascinatingly
fascination
fascinations
fascinator
fascinators
fascine (current term)
fascine roll
fascines
fascinoma
fascinomas
fascinous
fascins
fascinums
fascio
fascio-
fasciodesis
fasciola
fasciola cinerea
fasciola hepatica

Literary usage of Fascine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Harbour Engineering by Brysson Cunningham (1908)
"fascine work has been largely practised as a substitute for stone in cases ... Circumstances arc particularly favourable to fascine woik, for instance, ..."

2. The Improvement of Rivers: A Treatise on the Methods Employed for Improving by Benjamin Franklin Thomas, David Alexander Watt (1913)
"In moderate currents another type of mattress might do, but as changes in current conditions are always likely to happen, the fascine mattress only should ..."

3. The Elements of Field Fortifications: For the Use of the Cadets of the by Junius Brutus Wheeler (1898)
"This brushwood is compressed into a pj_ 23i compact bundle by means of a fascine choker (Fig. 23), and bound firmly by- bands. ..."

4. A French-English Military Technical Dictionary by Cornélis De Witt Willcox (1899)
"generic term for gabion, fascine, and hurdle work. rumination, f. ... fascine filled with broken stone de premier rang, fascine of the lowest course; ..."

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