checking account

noun
a bank deposit against which checks can be drawn by the depositor.
Compare savings account.


Origin:
1920–25, Americanism

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checking account
 
n
the US name for current account

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Example sentences
Fraudulent telemarketers have found yet another way to steal your money, this
  time from your checking account.
When does it come into play that the account holder should be responsible for
  overdrafts on their checking account.
It will transfer money from your savings to your checking account if you
  overdraw.
Service charges subject to tax are those which relate to a depositor's checking
  account.
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