bank barn

noun Chiefly Midland U.S. and Canadian (chiefly Ontario) .
a barn built into the side of a hill or with earth banked around it, often a two-story barn thus having a ground-level entrance for each story.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism

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The general form of the bank barn remained the same whether it was built into a
  hillside or not.
Also of note are the mid-nineteenth century bank barn and an early
  twentieth-century milking barn.
He modified the bank barn to serve better for the breeding of horses by
  expanding the loft and first-floor stall area.
Typical of two and three story octagonal barns, it is a bank barn, built back
  into a slope.
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