gabion


ga·bi·on

noun \ˈgā-bē-ən, ˈga-\

Definition of GABION

:  a basket or cage filled with earth or rocks and used especially in building a support or abutment

Origin of GABION

Middle French, from Old Italian gabbione, literally, large cage, augmentative of gabbia cage, from Latin cavea — more at cage
First Known Use: 1573

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