bank·​side | \ ˈbaŋk-ˌsīd How to pronounce bankside (audio) \

Definition of bankside

: the slope of a bank especially of a stream

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Recent Examples on the Web There’s room for floodwaters to slow down and spread out, instead of sweeping away bankside trees and plants. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "A secret hidden in centuries-old mud revealed a new way to save polluted rivers," 18 Aug. 2020 Behind those bankside reeds lay hardwood forests, which axmen cleared next. Richard Campanella,, "How New Orleans was founded in 1718: Indecision, contingency, discord and serendipity," 10 Jan. 2018 Whatever the origins, it's been called Algiers for well over 200 years. Algiers' bankside position, too, had a fluid vocabulary. Richard Campanella,, "How Algiers grudgingly became part of New Orleans," 8 Aug. 2017 The Rising Tide by Jason deCaires Taylor (2015) – Jason deCaires Taylor's installation of the Four Horseman has been placed near the bankside of Vauxall Bridge. CNN, "Renaissance 'Book of Miracles' shows gruesome visions of the apocalypse," 17 July 2017 In 2012 the management of Shakespeare’s Globe — the splendid replica of the Elizabethan open-air playhouse, built on the bankside of the Thames in London — was considering possible eye-catching new initiatives. Stephen Greenblatt, New York Times, "Their Hours Upon the Stage: Performing ‘Hamlet’ Around the World," 21 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of bankside

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Bankside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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