noun ga·bi·on \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

Rhymes with GABION


Next Word in the Dictionary: gabionadePrevious Word in the Dictionary: gabiAll Words Near: gabion
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears