(1) Steel wire-mesh basket to hold stones or crushed rock to protect a BANK or bottom from EROSION. (2) (SMP) Structures composed of masses of ROCKS, rubble or masonry held tightly together usually by wire mesh so as to form blocks or walls. Sometimes used on heavy erosion areas to retard wave actio...
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an oblong basket in wire or interlaced metal strips filled with earth stone etc which can be used for reinforcement of anything from river banks to foundations.
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Ga'bi·on noun [ French, from Italian gabbione a large cage, gabion, from gabbia cage, Latin cavea . See Cage .] 1. (Fort.) A hollow cylinder of wickerwork, like a basket without a bottom. Gabions are made of v...
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1. A hollow cylinder of wickerwork, like a basket without a bottom. Gabions are made of various sizes, and filled with earth in building fieldworks to shelter men from an enemy's fire. ... 2. <physics> An openwork frame, as of poles, filled with stones and sunk, to assist in forming a bar dyke...
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• (n.) An openwork frame, as of poles, filled with stones and sunk, to assist in forming a bar dyke, etc., as in harbor improvement. • (n.) A hollow cylinder of wickerwork, like a basket without a bottom. Gabions are made of various sizes, and filled with earth in building fieldworks to sh...
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gabion 1. A cylindrical metal container filled with earth and stones, used in the construction and rerouting of waterways and in flood control. 2. A hollow cylinder of wickerwork, like a basket without a bottom. Gabions are made of various sizes, and filled with earth in building fieldworks to shel...
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Gabions (from Italian gabbione meaning "big cage"; from Italian gabbia and Latin cavea meaning "cage") are cages, cylinders, or boxes filled with soil or sand that are used in civil engineering, road building, and military applications. For erosion control caged riprap is used. For dams or foundati...
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wicker basket filled with earth and/or stone, used in fortifications
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A gabion was an early form of sandbag, it was a wickerwork basket of cylindrical form but without a bottom and about 50cm in diameter and 84cm tall (20 inches diameter, 33 inches tall). In a siege, when forming a trench a row of gabions was placed on the outside nearest the fortress and filled with ...
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Dirt-filled cane basket used for defence works.
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A wire basket or cage that is filled with gravel and generally used to stabilize stream banks and improve degraded aquatic habitat.
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