savings bank

Primary Meanings of savings bank

1.
n
a thrift institution in the northeastern United States; since deregulation in the 1980s they offer services competitive with many commercial banks
2.
n
a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home
Full Definitions of savings bank
1

n a thrift institution in the northeastern United States; since deregulation in the 1980s they offer services competitive with many commercial banks

Types:
MSB, mutual savings bank
a state-chartered savings bank owned by its depositors and managed by a board of trustees
FSB, federal savings bank
a federally chartered savings bank
Type of:
thrift institution
a depository financial institution intended to encourage personal savings and home buying
2

n a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home

Synonyms:
bank, coin bank, money box
Types:
penny bank, piggy bank
a child's coin bank (often shaped like a pig)
Type of:
container
any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

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