bank barn

noun

Definition of bank barn 

: a two-story barn, typical of northern and central parts of North America, built into a slope of earth that provides an outside entrance into the second story on one side, the lower story being enterable from the other side

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for bank barn

bank entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bank barn

Statistics for bank barn

Look-up Popularity

More from Merriam-Webster on bank barn

Britannica English: Translation of bank barn for Arabic Speakers

Comments on bank barn

What made you want to look up bank barn? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!