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savings bank

noun
1.
a bank that receives savings accounts only and pays interest to its depositors.
Origin of savings bank
1810-1820
1810-20
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  • "I'd just as lieves give it up for bankin', or cashier of a savings-bank," said Dick.

    The Telegraph Boy Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • He would save up what he brought in; he would put it in the savings-bank.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • The ten dollars he determined to deposit at once in a savings-bank.

    Ben, the Luggage Boy; Horatio Alger
  • After I had used a small sum in the savings-bank there was nothing.

    The Yates Pride Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Our State has adopted a system of savings-bank insurance, thus reducing the expense.

  • But I don't have any ready money, and I don't like to take what little I have out of the savings-bank.

    Elsie Marley, Honey Joslyn Gray
  • He was thinking of a matter of $250 which his father had saved from pension-money, and was still in the savings-bank.

    The Debtor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • He made his way to the savings-bank, and presented himself at the counter.

    Ben, the Luggage Boy; Horatio Alger
  • In 1814 the Edinburgh savings-bank was established on the same principles, and the system soon spread over the kingdom.

  • Dr. Duncan guards the earnings of the poor in the 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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