[ bangk-sahyd ]

  1. the slope of the bank of a stream or river.

Origin of bankside

First recorded in 1590–1600; bank1 + side1

Words Nearby bankside Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use bankside in a sentence

  • The bankside had for many years been associated in the minds of Londoners with "sports and pastimes."

    Shakespearean Playhouses | Joseph Quincy Adams
  • He went to bed in good health, says Langbaine, and was found dead in the morning, in his own house on the bankside.

  • The bankside where the grey orchard twisted its trees, was a steep declivity, long and sharp, dropping down to the garden.

    The White Peacock | D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • The bear in the Winter's Tale was no doubt a real bear got from a bear pit, near by in the bankside.

  • It is pleasant to think of bankside and the fields beyond it—the pleasure garden of London.

    South London | Sir Walter Besant