/ fæsiːn /
Množina reči fascine je fascines.
Bundle of brushwood used to fill ditches.
bundle of sticks used in building fortifications.
Bundle of wood, used to help tanks cross trenches in World War I. The bundle was tightly wrapped on top of the tank and on arrival at a trench too wide to be crossed unaided, the fascine was released to fall into the trench. The tank then dropped into the trench, landed on the fascine, and clambered out the other side. Where trenches were very wide or deep, several tanks would drop fascines and then all would cross at the same spot.