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1. A cylindrical wicker basket filled with earth and stones, formerly used in building fortifications.
2. A metal cage filled with rocks, used in constructing dams, embankments, and other structures.

[French, from Italian gabbione, augmentative of gabbia, cage, from Latin cavea.]


1. (Civil Engineering) a cylindrical metal container filled with stones, used in the construction of underwater foundations
2. (Fortifications) a wickerwork basket filled with stones or earth, used (esp formerly) as part of a fortification
[C16: from French: basket, from Italian gabbione, from gabbia cage, from Latin cavea; see cage]


(ˈgeɪ bi ən)

a metal cylinder filled with stones and sunk in water, used in laying the foundations of a dam or jetty.
[1570–80; < Middle French: basket < Italian gabbione, augmentative of gabbia cage < Latin cavea]
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By the side of each of these batteries other workmen were strengthening gabions filled with earth, the lining of another battery.
project design will construct a gabion retaining wall at the toe of slide to shore up slope and area below roadway with the removal of addition material to accommodate gabion wall.
A council report said the new sea wall and gabion baskets should have been installed by December 30 last year after concerns were raised that the existing wall was in danger of collapsing.
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Mr and Mrs Turner, |variation of condition 2 on previous permission for demolition, alterations and extension of existing barns to form two houses, building of two detached garages and construction of a gabion wall (listed building), North Lodge, Cote Lane, Fixby.
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237990 Concrete seawall, wave protection, construction; Concrete earth retention system construction; Concrete gabion construction, Concrete retaining walls, anchored (e.
The pair submitted a retrospective application for planning permission for the "tidal breakwater built with gabion baskets and bollards constructed on a slipway".
The press release further added that the Political Administration also completed the construction of gabion walls in Alishari, Bughaki, Amalkot and Ramaki Kaley for the protection of electric poles in Shaheedabad, Shablan, Mishri, and Kirman and a boundary wall around the Government High School in Pewar.
The most radical aspect of the scheme was the treatment of the building exterior as a massive rock face made from gabion cages filled with stones and implanted with seeds that would eventually bloom into a spectacular vertical garden.
The sculpture is made of a tree that grows through a six-feet high gabion basket, filled with stones roughly the size of a human head.