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[gey-bee-uh n] /ˈgeɪ bi ən/

a cylinder of wickerwork filled with earth, used as a military defense.
a metal cylinder filled with stones and sunk in water, used in laying the foundations of a dam or jetty.
a cylindrical metal container filled with stones, used in the construction of underwater foundations
a wickerwork basket filled with stones or earth, used (esp formerly) as part of a fortification


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