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bank barn

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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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Origin of bank barn

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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