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Bank Bank, n.
A group or series of objects arranged near together; as, a
bank of electric lamps, etc.
Bank Bank, n. (A["e]ronautics)
The lateral inclination of an a["e]roplane as it rounds a
curve; as, a bank of 45[deg] is easy; a bank of 90[deg] is
Bank Bank, v. i. (A["e]ronautics)
To tilt sidewise in rounding a curve; -- said of a flying
machine, an a["e]rocurve, or the like.
BankBank Bank (b[a^][ng]k), n. [OE. banke; akin to E. bench, and
prob. of Scand. origin.; cf. Icel. bakki. See Bench.]
1. A mound, pile, or ridge of earth, raised above the
surrounding level; hence, anything shaped like a mound or
ridge of earth; as, a bank of clouds; a bank of snow.
They cast up a bank against the city. --2 Sam. xx.
2. A steep acclivity, as the slope of a hill, or the side of
3. The margin of a watercourse; the rising ground bordering a
lake, river, or sea, or forming the edge of a cutting, or
Tiber trembled underneath her banks. --Shak.
4. An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shoal,
shelf, or shallow; as, the banks of Newfoundland.
(a) The face of the coal at which miners are working.
(b) A deposit of ore or coal, worked by excavations above
(c) The ground at the top of a shaft; as, ores are brought
Bank beaver (Zo["o]l.), the otter. [Local, U.S.]
Bank swallow, a small American and European swallow
(Clivicola riparia) that nests in a hole which it
excavates in a bank. BankBanc Banc, Bancus Ban"cus, Bank Bank, n. [OF. banc, LL.
bancus. See Bank, n.]
A bench; a high seat, or seat of distinction or judgment; a
tribunal or court.
In banc, In banco (the ablative of bancus), In bank, in
full court, or with full judicial authority; as, sittings
in banc (distinguished from sittings at nisi prius).
Bank Bank, v. i.
1. To keep a bank; to carry on the business of a banker.
BankBank Bank, n. [F. banque, It. banca, orig. bench, table,
counter, of German origin, and akin to E. bench; cf. G. bank
bench, OHG. banch. See Bench, and cf. Banco, Beach.]
1. An establishment for the custody, loan, exchange, or
issue, of money, and for facilitating the transmission of
funds by drafts or bills of exchange; an institution
incorporated for performing one or more of such functions,
or the stockholders (or their representatives, the
directors), acting in their corporate capacity.
2. The building or office used for banking purposes.
3. A fund from deposits or contributions, to be used in
transacting business; a joint stock or capital. [Obs.]
Let it be no bank or common stock, but every man be
master of his own money. --Bacon.
4. (Gaming) The sum of money or the checks which the dealer
or banker has as a fund, from which to draw his stakes and
pay his losses.
5. In certain games, as dominos, a fund of pieces from which
the players are allowed to draw.
Bank credit, a credit by which a person who has given the
required security to a bank has liberty to draw to a
certain extent agreed upon.
Bank of deposit, a bank which receives money for safe
Bank of issue, a bank which issues its own notes payable to
bearer. BankBank Bank, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Banked(b[a^][ng]kt); p. pr. &
vb. n. Banking.]
1. To raise a mound or dike about; to inclose, defend, or
fortify with a bank; to embank. ``Banked well with
2. To heap or pile up; as, to bank sand.
3. To pass by the banks of. [Obs.] --Shak.
To bank a fire, To bank up a fire, to cover the coals or
embers with ashes or cinders, thus keeping the fire low
Bank Bank, v. t.
To deposit in a bank.