Definition for SAU'CISSE, or SAU'CIS-SON

SAU'CISSE, or SAU'CIS-SON, n. [Fr. saucisse, a sausage, from sauce.]

In mining or gunnery, a long pipe or bag, made of cloth well pitched, or of leather, filled with powder, and extending from the chamber of the mine to the entrance of the gallery. To preserve the powder from dampness, it is generally placed in a wooden pipe. It serves to communicate fire to mines, caissons, bomb-chests, &c. Saucisson is also a long bundle of fagots or fascines, for raising batteries and other purposes. Encyc.

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