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bank barn

noun, Chiefly Midland U.S. and Canadian (chiefly Ontario) .
a barn built into the side of a hill or with earth banked around it, often a two-story barn thus having a ground-level entrance for each story.
Origin of bank barn
1890-95, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • As we are not ready to put up a bank barn yet, I guess I shall have to go after the pest in some other way.

    In Pastures Green Peter McArthur

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