Definition for GA'BI-ON

GA'BI-ON, n. [Fr. id.; It. gabbione, a large cage; gabbia, a cage; Sp. gavion, gabion, a basket. In Ir. gabham signifies to take or hold; W. gavaelu, id.]

In fortification, a large basket of wicker-work, of a cylindrical form; filled with earth, and serving to shelter men from an enemy's fire. – Encyc.

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