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savings bank

noun
1.
a bank that receives savings accounts only and pays interest to its depositors.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
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  • He did this with public money, but also some unorthodox policies: he even tried to privatise the municipal savings bank.
British Dictionary definitions for savings bank

savings bank

noun
1.
a bank that accepts the savings of depositors and pays interest on them
2.
a container, usually having a slot in the top, for saving coins
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