Gabion

(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 action or as a foundation for BREAKWATERS or JETTIES.
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Gabion

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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Gabion

Ga'biĀ·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 various sizes, and filled with earth in building fi...
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gabion

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, etc, as in harbor improvement. ... Origin: F, fr...
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Gabion

• (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 shelter men from an enemy`s fire.Gabion: words in th...
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gabion

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 shelter men from an enemy's fire. 3. An openwork fram...
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gabion

wicker basket filled with earth and/or stone, used in fortifications
Found on http://www.castles-of-britain.com/glossary.htm

Gabion

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 earth as it was thrown from the trench, so as to f...
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Gabion

Dirt-filled cane basket used for defence works.
Found on http://www.napoleonguide.com/glossary.htm

Gabion

A gabion (from Italian gabbione meaning `big cage`; from Italian gabbia and Latin cavea meaning `cage`) is a cage, cylinder, or box filled with rocks, concrete, or sometimes sand and soil for use in civil engineering, road building, and military applications. For erosion control, caged riprap is used. For dams or in foundation construction, cy...
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Gabion

A wire basket or cage that is filled with gravel and generally used to stabilize stream banks and improve degraded aquatic habitat.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21804

gabion

bottomless basket of earth used in fortifications
Found on http://www.tudorrevels.co.uk/glossary.php

gabion

wicker or wire basket of earth or rock
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