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noun
  1. 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

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • But I don't have any ready money, and I don't like to take what little I have out of the savings-bank.

  • Until the year 1825, no kind of savings-bank existed in Russia.

  • He resolved, therefore, to institute a savings-bank in Libau.


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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