A kind of basket made of osier twigs, of a cylindrical form, having different dimensions, according to the purpose for which it was used. Filled with earth, these gabions served in sieges to carry on the approaches under cover, when the assailants come near the fortification.
Related term(s): Siege; Fortification; Parapet; Baskets; Castle
Category: Castles and Fortifications
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 182.