Gabionage Ga"bi*on*age, n. [F. gabionnage.] (Mil.) The part of a fortification built of gabions. [1913 Webster]

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  • gabionage — gāˈbionage noun Gabions collectively • • • Main Entry: ↑gabion * * * gabionage (ˈgeɪbɪənɪdʒ) [ad. F. gabionnage: see gabion and age.] collect. Gabions as a whole; the supply of gabions (Webster 1864) …   Useful english dictionary

  • gabion — [ geɪbɪən] noun a cylindrical basket or container filled with earth, stones, or other material and used in civil engineering works. Derivatives gabionage noun Origin C16: via Fr. from Ital. gabbione, from gabbia cage …   English new terms dictionary

  • gabion — n. a cylindrical wicker or metal basket for filling with earth or stones, used in engineering or (formerly) in fortification. Derivatives: gabionage n. Etymology: F f. It. gabbione f. gabbia CAGE …   Useful english dictionary

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