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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 of bank barn
1890-95, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And if all goes 185 well, I want a bank-barn, the same as they have in the East, with cement flooring and modern stalling.

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer
  • The building of a bank-barn was a watershed in farm chronology.

    The Doctor Ralph Connor

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