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savings bank

a bank that receives savings accounts only and pays interest to its depositors.
Origin of savings bank
First recorded in 1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If he won't, I have still fifty dollars in the savings bank, which I have saved from my pocket money.

    Making His Way Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • Should she draw on the savings bank for more delicate viands?

  • We spend four times as much on our public schools, and we put four times as much in the savings bank.

    The History of the Telephone Herbert N. Casson
  • "I hope if you have money to spare you will put it in some savings bank," she wrote.

    Chester Rand Horatio Alger, Jr
  • Which of our deeds will Death take out of the savings bank, and give to us as provision?

    What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • This sum our hero deposited the next Monday morning, in a savings bank.

    Paul Prescott's Charge Horatio Alger
  • And, Jack, if the savings bank people lend them a good parcel of money, they will have that money in these debts or funds.

    Political Pamphlets George Saintsbury
  • 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
  • He has a little money in the savings bank, and he has given me his purse to pay for anything necessary.

    Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy
  • Moreover, the landlord acts as a sort of savings bank to his villagers.

    The Cradle of Mankind W.A. Wigram
British Dictionary definitions for savings bank

savings bank

a bank that accepts the savings of depositors and pays interest on them
a container, usually having a slot in the top, for saving coins
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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