Gabions

Baskets or cages filled with earth or rocks and used generally for support or abutment, especially for erosion protection; may also be used for military works, flood control, harbor works, dams, and foundations.

Quick Facts

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2820
Names
gabions
gabion
dijkkistingen Dutch
dijkkisting Dutch
Gabionenwand German
gaviones Spanish
gavión Spanish
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006148. The J. Paul Getty Trust.