bank barn

noun Chiefly Midland U.S. and Canadian (chiefly Ontario ).

a barn built into the side of a hill or with earth banked around it, often a two-story barn thus having a ground-level entrance for each story.

Origin of bank barn

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bank barn

  • And if all goes 185 well, I want a bank-barn, the same as they have in the East, with cement flooring and modern stalling.

    The Prairie Mother|Arthur Stringer
  • The building of a bank-barn was a watershed in farm chronology.

    The Doctor|Ralph Connor