Definition of gabion
: a basket or cage filled with earth or rocks and used especially in building a support or abutment
Origin and Etymology 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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