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Definition of gabion

What is the definition of "gabion"?
  • ga•bi•onnoun
  • 1. A cylindrical wicker basket filled with earth and stones, formerly used in building fortifications.
    2. A hollow metal cylinder used especially in constructing dams and foundations.


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  • "A form of earth reinforcement could be undertaken using a material such as gabion mesh laid into the slope at intervals as it is backfilled."

    "Mr. Heselden protected his invention with international patents; his U.S. patent, granted in 2008, calls it a gabion."

    "Students may also caution that Hesco has yet to face hard times: wars and floods have ensured demand for its moneymaker, the gabion that Heselden invented with his British Coal redundancy."

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