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Definition: Bank beaver
(b[a^][ng]k), n. [OE. banke; akin to E. bench, and
prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. bakki. See Bench
1. A mound, pile, or ridge of earth, raised above the
surrounding level; hence, anything shaped like a mound or
ridge of earth; as, a bank of clouds; a bank of snow.
They cast up a bank against the city. --2 Sam. xx.
2. A steep acclivity, as the slope of a hill, or the side of
3. The margin of a watercourse; the rising ground bordering a
lake, river, or sea, or forming the edge of a cutting, or
Tiber trembled underneath her banks. --Shak.
4. An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shoal,
shelf, or shallow; as, the banks of Newfoundland.
(a) The face of the coal at which miners are working.
(b) A deposit of ore or coal, worked by excavations above
(c) The ground at the top of a shaft; as, ores are brought
6. (A["e]ronautics) The lateral inclination of an
a["e]roplane as it rounds a curve; as, a bank of 45[deg]
is easy; a bank of 90[deg] is dangerous.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
7. A group or series of objects arranged near together; as, a
bank of electric lamps, etc.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
8. The tilt of a roadway or railroad, at a curve in the road,
designed to counteract centrifugal forces acting on
vehicles moving rapiudly around the curve, thus reducing
the danger of overturning during a turn.
(Zo["o]l.), the otter. [Local, U.S.]
, a small American and European swallow
) that nests in a hole which it
excavates in a bank.
, n. [OE. bever, AS. beofer, befer; akin to D.
bever, OHG. bibar, G. biber, Sw. b["a]fver, Dan. b[ae]ver,
Lith. bebru, Russ. bobr', Gael. beabhar, Corn. befer, L.
fiber, and Skr. babhrus large ichneumon; also as an adj.,
brown, the animal being probably named from its color.
[root]253. See Brown
1. (Zo["o]l.) An amphibious rodent, of the genus Castor
Note: It has palmated hind feet, and a broad, flat tail. It
is remarkable for its ingenuity in constructing its
lodges or “houses,”
and dams across streams. It is
valued for its fur, and for the material called
, obtained from two small bags in the groin of
the animal. The European species is Castor fiber
the American is generally considered a variety of this,
although sometimes called Castor Canadensis
2. The fur of the beaver.
3. A hat, formerly made of the fur of the beaver, but now
usually of silk.
A brown beaver slouched over his eyes. --Prescott.
4. Beaver cloth, a heavy felted woolen cloth, used chiefly
for making overcoats.
5. A man's beard.
6. The hair on a woman's pubic area; -- vulgar. [vulgar
7. A woman; -- vulgar and offensive. [vulgar slang]
8. A person who works enthusiastically and diligently; --
used especially in the phrase eager beaver
(Zo["o]l.), an aquatic ratlike quadruped of
Tasmania (Hydromys chrysogaster
, the furry skin of the beaver.
. See under 1st Bank