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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [gey-bee-uh n]
    • /ˈgeɪ bi ən/
    • /ˈɡeɪ.bjən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [gey-bee-uh n]
    • /ˈgeɪ bi ən/

Definitions of gabion word

  • noun gabion a cylinder of wickerwork filled with earth, used as a military defense. 1
  • noun gabion a metal cylinder filled with stones and sunk in water, used in laying the foundations of a dam or jetty. 1
  • noun gabion A wirework container filled with rock, broken concrete, or other material, used in the construction of dams, retaining walls, etc. 1
  • noun gabion a cylindrical metal container filled with stones, used in the construction of underwater foundations 0
  • noun gabion a wickerwork basket filled with stones or earth, used (esp formerly) as part of a fortification 0
  • noun gabion a cylinder of wicker filled with earth or stones, formerly used in building fortifications 0

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Origin of gabion

First appearance:

before 1570
One of the 33% oldest English words
1570-80; < Middle French: rough, two-handled basket < Italian gabbione, augmentative of gabbia cage < Latin cavea cavity, cage

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Parts of speech for Gabion


gabion popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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