gabion


gabion

noun

  1. a cylinder of wickerwork filled with earth, used as a military defense.
  2. a metal cylinder filled with stones and sunk in water, used in laying the foundations of a dam or jetty.

noun

  1. a cylindrical metal container filled with stones, used in the construction of underwater foundations
  2. a wickerwork basket filled with stones or earth, used (esp formerly) as part of a fortification

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