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savings bank

noun
1.
a bank that receives savings accounts only and pays interest to its depositors.
Origin of savings bank
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20
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Examples from the Web for savings bank
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  • Will you take care of some money for me until I get a chance to deposit it in the savings bank?

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • I have left a separate fund in a savings bank for her to draw upon.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • Hephzy's few thousands in the savings bank and elsewhere were all that was left.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • This sum our hero deposited the next Monday morning, in a savings bank.

    Paul Prescott's Charge Horatio Alger
  • And paw puts the two dollars that's left into the savings bank.

  • If you are thinking of your money in the savings bank, that they will not allow you to take.

    Good Old Anna Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • Thrift is the keystone that supports the arch of the savings bank.

  • Should she draw on the savings bank for more delicate viands?

  • "I hope if you have money to spare you will put it in some savings bank," she wrote.

    Chester Rand Horatio Alger, Jr
  • The owners have also founded a savings bank which pays six per cent.

    France and the Republic William Henry Hurlbert
British Dictionary definitions for savings bank

savings bank

noun
1.
a bank that accepts the savings of depositors and pays interest on them
2.
a container, usually having a slot in the top, for saving coins
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