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bank check

a check that the holder of a checking account draws on a bank for payment.
Origin of bank check
An Americanism dating back to 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • How to Send Money—By post-office or express money-order, registered letter, bank check or draft, at our risk.

    Motor Matt's Air Ship Stanley R. Matthews
  • Mr. Casin, however, did not ask questions, but made out the bank check and passed it to Ephraim.

    Frank Merriwell's Son Burt L. Standish
  • Casper Silence took pains to examine the bank check, over which he nodded and smiled, returning it to Priley.

    Frank Merriwell's Son Burt L. Standish
  • Finally, gold and silver are replaced by the letter of credit, the bank check, and the numerous forms of fiduciary money.

  • I have long thought that a train order should be as individual as a bank check and be signed by the dispatcher's own initials.

  • Alice Bradley stopped before them, an open letter in one hand, a bank check in the other.

    Lola Owen Davis
  • A bill of exchange or bank check is not accepted without reference to the character or credit of the person who offers it.

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