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bankside

[bangk-sahyd]
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noun
  1. the slope of the bank of a stream or river.

Origin of bankside

First recorded in 1590–1600; bank1 + side1
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Examples from the Web for bankside

Historical Examples

  • Hero is a "wench o' the Bankside," and Leander swims across the Thames to her.

    The Man Shakespeare

    Frank Harris

  • Not all the attractions of the Bankside, however, were so innocent.

    Shakespearean Playhouses</p>

    Joseph Quincy Adams

  • We find him living on the Bankside and in the Liberty of the Clink at least as early as 1577.

    Shakespearean Playhouses</p>

    Joseph Quincy Adams

  • He believed that he could improve on the Bankside as a site for his theatre.

    Shakespearean Playhouses</p>

    Joseph Quincy Adams

  • I will entertain you at the present with what happened this week at the Bankside.

    Shakespearean Playhouses</p>

    Joseph Quincy Adams


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