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  1. Tal·lu·lah (Brock·man) [tuh-loo-luh brok-muh n] /təˈlu lə ˈbrɒk mən/, 1903–68, U.S. actress (daughter of William Brockman Bankhead).
  2. William Brockman,1874–1940, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1936–40.
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Examples from the Web for bankhead

Historical Examples of bankhead

  • Who is that pretty boy dancing with your Helen, Mrs. Bankhead?

    Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 1 July 1848


  • Fort Bankhead joined with its heavy ordnance and field-battery.

    From Fort Henry to Corinth

    Manning Ferguson Force

  • In the second place we know that Bankhead so understood the matter.

  • Bankhead exerted all his influence with the government in favor of negotiations.

  • Tea followed quickly on the heels of coffee, Monsieur coming in after Bankhead.

    Ask Momma

    R. S. Surtees

British Dictionary definitions for bankhead


  1. Tallulah (Brockman). 1902–68, US stage and film actress; her successes included the plays The Little Foxes (1939) and The Skin of Our Teeth (1942)
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