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fascine

[fa′sēn]
(civil engineering)
A cylindrical bundle of brushwood 1-3 feet (30-90 centimeters) in diameter and 10-20 feet (3-6 meters) long, used as a facing for seawalls on riverbanks, as a foundation mat, as a dam in an estuary, or to protect bridge, dike, and pier foundations from erosion.

Fascine

 

a bundle of dry branches bound together with twisted withes or wire. Fascines may be light or heavy; heavy fascines, measuring 5–10 m in length and 0.6–1.2 m in diameter, are filled with pebbles, gravel, or similar material. Fascines are used in fortifications, in revetments and other structures designed to strengthen high embankments, and in the building of roads across swamps. In the past, fascines were used to cross moats during fortress assaults.

fascine

A cylindrical bundle of brushwood or the like. Such bundles are used as a foundation mat or to protect a pier foundation from erosion.
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