bank·​side ˈbaŋk-ˌsīd How to pronounce bankside (audio)
: the slope of a bank especially of a stream

Examples of bankside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And because salmon die after spawning, their carcasses contribute nutrients like nitrogen to the stream, especially when trapped by woody debris that falls in as bankside trees mature. Lesley Evans Ogden, Discover Magazine, 7 Apr. 2023 There’s room for floodwaters to slow down and spread out, instead of sweeping away bankside trees and plants. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, 18 Aug. 2020 Behind those bankside reeds lay hardwood forests, which axmen cleared next. Richard Campanella,, 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,, 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, 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, 21 Apr. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bankside was in the 15th century

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“Bankside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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