Definition of gabion in English:
A cylindrical basket or container filled with earth, stones, or other material and used in civil engineering works or (formerly) fortifications.
- 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.
- Example sentences
- The foundations of former existing metal pontoons were used to help anchor the gabionage in order to carry out a plant residue treatment.
Words that rhyme with gabionArabian, Bessarabian, Fabian, Sabian, Swabian
Definition of gabion in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan