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.
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- bank acceptance,
- bank account,
- bank annuities,
- bank balance,
- bank bill,
- bank box,
- bank card,
- bank check,
- bank clerk
Origin of bank barn
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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