Definition of gabion in English:
A wirework container filled with rock, broken concrete, or other material, used in the construction of dams, retaining walls, etc.
- Kuo said the slope remained stable during Mindulle because a permeable structure consisting of large stones wrapped in gabions, or metal cylinders, prevented any landslides.
- She's also been experimenting with gabions, rectangular wire-mesh baskets filled with rocks that are used to shore up riverbanks in the West and beyond.
- In several cases, the concrete rubble and rock have been used in place of concrete or gabions to build weirs that slow water velocity to control downcutting of the wash channel.
Mid 16th century: via French from Italian gabbione, from gabbia 'cage', from Latin cavea.
Words that rhyme with gabionArabian, Bessarabian, Fabian, Sabian, Swabian
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