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In nautical terms, it refers to the number of oarsmen along a vertical line.

On a trireme, a ship with three tiers or levels, there were three banks. Later ships used more men on a single oar without adding tiers.

Word Entries containing the term: “bank
laugh all the way to the bank (informal saying or idiom), laughs all the way to the bank; laughed all the way to the bank; laughing all the way to the bank
Having made a lot of money; especially, when doing something that other people consider to be foolish: There were those who thought Celeste's investment in the company was stupid, but now she's laughing all the way to the bank.
left bank
What the robber did when his bag was full of loot.
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zombie bank (s) (noun), zombie banks (pl)
Monetary institutions which are financially insolvent; yet, they continue to operate with government support: The zombie banks continued to exist with government funding despite the fact that they were actually unable to meet or to discharge their fiscal obligations.
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bank (BANGK) (noun)
1. A piled-up mass, as of snow or clouds: A bank of dark clouds could be seen in the western sky and a bank of fog was also moving into Shana's area.
2. A slope or higher ground adjoining a body of water, especially along a river, lake, or channel: Gavin sat near the bank of the river to watch the boats going past.
bank (BANGK) (noun)
1. A business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged; as well as, the building where such a business operates: Trina's paychecks are automatically deposited into the bank.

How much money does Lane have in his account at the bank?

2. A place where something is stored until it is needed: Information is stored in Charley's computer memory bank until it is needed for the yearly report.
bank (BANGK) (verb)
1. To cause something; such as, an airplane to tilt or to lean to one side when turning: The pilot will bank the plane to the left and then level it out to land.
2. To cause something; such as a ball to bounce off a surface: The basketball player tried to bank the ball off the backboard.
3. To put money into a commercial organization so it will hopefully be safe: Aurora will bank the extra money in a separate account for emergencies.

The pilot who was also vice president of the local bank noticed a large bank of heavy clouds ahead of him.

Irwin started to bank his plane so he could fly around the bank of clouds; it felt as if he were about to bank off the bank of clouds. At the same time, he thought, "I must put this experience in my memory bank to tell my family while we are camping on the bank of the river next summer."

Some time in the past, a person told Jim that a bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it starts to rain.

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(Greek: any elevation, bank, hill, mound)
(Latin: ripa, river, stream; bank, river bank, shore)
(Latin: an overhanging bank, precipice, cliff, crag)
(Greek > Latin: sand bank, sand dunes; shore)
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eye bank
An organization that collects and stores corneas for transplantation.
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Left bank: What the robber did when his bag was full of loot.
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ochthocole (verb), ochthocoles; ochthocoled; ochthocoling: river bank
Thriving or existing on the banks of rivers or streams.
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