Meaning of bank barn

bank' barn"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Chiefly Midland U.S. and Canadian (chiefly Ontario) Chiefly Midland U.S. and Canadian(chiefly Ontario).
  1. a barn built into the side of a hill or with earth banked around it, often a two-story barn thus having a ground-level entrance for each story.
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