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English → English (WordNet) Definition: bank swallow bank swallow n : swallow of the northern hemisphere that nests in tunnels dug in clay or sand banks [syn: bank martin, sand martin, Riparia riparia]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Bank swallow Bank \Bank\ (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. [1913 Webster] They cast up a bank against the city. --2 Sam. xx. 15. [1913 Webster] 2. A steep acclivity, as the slope of a hill, or the side of a ravine. [1913 Webster] 3. The margin of a watercourse; the rising ground bordering a lake, river, or sea, or forming the edge of a cutting, or other hollow. [1913 Webster] Tiber trembled underneath her banks. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shoal, shelf, or shallow; as, the banks of Newfoundland. [1913 Webster] 5. (Mining) (a) The face of the coal at which miners are working. (b) A deposit of ore or coal, worked by excavations above water level. (c) The ground at the top of a shaft; as, ores are brought to bank. [1913 Webster] 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. [PJC] Bank beaver (Zo["o]l.), the otter. [Local, U.S.] Bank swallow, a small American and European swallow (Clivicola riparia) that nests in a hole which it excavates in a bank. [1913 Webster] Bank swallow \Bank“ swal”low\ See under 1st Bank, n. [1913 Webster] ||


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