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!
Origin and Etymology of bank barn
Learn More about bank barn
Britannica English: Translation of bank barn for Arabic speakers
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up bank barn? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).