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noun , gabions
  1. 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).
  2. a woven wire mesh unit, sometimes rectangular, made from a continuous mesh panel and filled with stones sometimes coated with polyvinyl chloride
  3. 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
  4. a knick knack, objet d'art, objet d"art, curiosity, collectable
Etymology: Originally from Latin cavea: cage, via the Italian gabbia with the augmenting suffix -one


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