- a bank that receives savings accounts only and pays interest to its depositors.
Origin of savings bank
First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for savings bank
After I had used a small sum in the savings-bank there was nothing.The Yates Pride
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Somebody, a brother or cousin, has come to her rescue like a savings-bank.They of the High Trails
But I don't have any ready money, and I don't like to take what little I have out of the savings-bank.Elsie Marley, Honey
May he live long to direct the savings-bank of his native town of Libau!
He resolved, therefore, to institute a savings-bank in Libau.
- 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
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