gabion

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

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Origin and Etymology of gabion

borrowed from Middle French, borrowed from Italian gabbione, from gabbia "cage" (going back to Latin cavea) + -one, augmentative suffix (going back to Latin -ō, -ōn-, suffix of nouns denoting persons with a prominent feature) — more at 1cage


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