See more synonyms on Thesaurus.comnoun 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
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for bank barn
The building of a bank-barn was a watershed in farm chronology.
And if all goes 185 well, I want a bank-barn, the same as they have in the East, with cement flooring and modern stalling.