Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bet in certain gambling games for the entire amount the banker offers to accept.
  • interj. Used to announce a bet in certain gambling games.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. a type of court involving a bench of judges. Quite often, the Banco Court is an appeals court. See also en banc.
  • n. A bank, especially that of Venice; formerly used to indicate bank money, as distinguished from the current money when it has become depreciated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bank, especially that of Venice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In com., the money in which the banks of some countries keep or kept their accounts, in contradistinction to the current money of the place.
  • n. In baccara, a proposal to play against the banker for his entire capital at one coup. See baccara.

Etymologies

Italian, variant of banca, from Old Italian; see bank2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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