Gabion
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A wire basket or cage that is filled with gravel or cobble and generally used to stabilize streambanks.

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57

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High School
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    • Steel wire-mesh basket to hold stones or crushed rock to protect abank or bottom from erosion.
    • Structures composed of masses of rocks, rubble or masonry held tightly together by wire mesh so as to form blocks or walls. Sometimes used on heavy erosion areas to retard wave action or as a foundation for breakwaters or jetties.
    FK Reading Ease
    32.5

    FK Grade Level
    College
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  • Wire basket, filled with stones, used to stabilize banks of a water course and to enhance habitat.      

    FK Reading Ease
    90.9

    FK Grade Level
    Elementary School
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  • 1) Steel wire-mesh basket to hold stones or crushed rock to protect a bank or bottom from erosion. (2) Structures composed of masses of rocks, rubble or masonry held tightly together usually by wire mesh so as to form blocks or walls. Sometimes used on heavy erosion areas to retard wave action or as a foundation for BREAKWATERS or JETTIES.

    FK Reading Ease
    60

    FK Grade Level
    High School
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  • This definition has not yet been approved by a moderator.

    A wire basket or cage that is filled with gravel or cobble and generally used to stabilize streambanks.

    FK Reading Ease
    57

    FK Grade Level
    High School
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