from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A day on which banks are legally closed.
  • noun Chiefly British A legal holiday when banks are ordered to remain closed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun chiefly UK In Great Britain and some other countries, a weekday, often a Monday, on which most businesses are closed and granted to workers as a national holiday.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of several weekdays when banks are closed; a legal holiday in Britain


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