fas·ci·a / ˈfash(ē)ə; ˈfā-/ • n. 1. a wooden board or other flat piece of material such as that covering the ends of rafters. ∎ a covering, typically a detachable one, for the front part of a cellular phone. ∎ (in classical architecture) a long flat surface between moldings on an architrave.2. (pl. fas·ci·ae / -shēˌē/ ) Anat. a thin sheath of fibrous tissue enclosing a muscle or other organ.
1. One of two or three bands on a Classical architrave, each projecting slightly beyond the one below, often separated by enriched mouldings.
2. Any band or belt with a plain vertical face, such as a fascia-board at eaves-level.
3. Deep board over a shop-front on which lettering is placed.