fascine

noun

fas·​cine fa-ˈsēn How to pronounce fascine (audio) fə- How to pronounce fascine (audio)
: a long bundle of sticks of wood bound together and used for such purposes as filling ditches and making revetments for riverbanks

Word History

Etymology

French, from Latin fascina, from fascis

First Known Use

1669, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fascine was in 1669

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Cite this Entry

“Fascine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascine. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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