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1. A system of cribs, 2.
2. A framework of wood, concrete, or metal members which form open bins that are filled with crushed rock or pervious soil; used as a retaining structure for an earth embankment.
3. A framework of timber mats, steel members or plates, etc., used as a support for mobile cranes, or the like.
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