bank bill


noun Chiefly U.S.

a bank note.

Origin of bank bill

First recorded in 1690–1700 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bank bill

Historical Examples of bank bill

  • M. Madeleine laid a bank-bill on the table, then left the room; and this time he did not return.

    Les Misrables

    Victor Hugo

  • As he said this, he laid down a bank-bill upon the counter just within the window.


    Jacob Abbott

  • If a cheque, bank-bill, or other document were enclosed, the letter became a double letter.

  • "Not at all, as far as I'm concerned," said Turl, taking a bank-bill from his pocket and handing it to Larcher.

    The Mystery of Murray Davenport

    Robert Neilson Stephens

  • Good ſenſe is a bank-bill, convenient for change, negotiable at all times, and current in all places.

British Dictionary definitions for bank bill

bank bill


Also called: bank draft a bill of exchange drawn by one bank on another
Also called: banker's bill US a banknote
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