noun , gabions
- a cylindrical basket or cage of wicker which was filled with earth or stones and used in fortifications and other engineering work (a precursor to the sandbag).
- a woven wire mesh unit, sometimes rectangular, made from a continuous mesh panel and filled with stones sometimes coated with polyvinyl chloride
- a porous metal cylinder filled with stones and used in a variety of civil engineering contexts, especially in the construction of retaining walls, the reinforcing of steep slopes, or in the prevention of erosion in river banks
- a knick knack, objet d'art, objet d"art, curiosity, collectable
- A rating.
verb (grades, grading, graded)
I gave him a good for effort.
- A degree or level of something; a position within a scale; a degree of quality.
This fine- coin from 1837 is worth a good amount.
- A slope (up or down) of a roadway or other passage
''The of this hill is more than 5 percent
- A level of pre-collegiate education
Clancy is entering the fifth this year.
This material absorbs moisture and is probably not a good choice for use below .
An area that has been graded by a grader (construction machine)
- The level of the ground.
- To score an academic test.
- To assign a score to overall academic performance.
- To flatten and even out or smooth a large surface.
- the long narrow depression of the human body that separates the trunk from the legs
- A (usually wooden) structure that projects from a coastline to prevent erosion, long shore drift etc.; a breakwater
1993, Our assimilation into one another had been beautifully timed, with each little revelation of unpleasantness acting as a modest baffler, a to our mutual inundation. Now all of this was going to be flooded, drenched in poisonous ichor. " Will Self, My Idea of Fun