Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who makes a business of picking up wreckage on the coast.
  • noun A vessel employed in the cod-fishery on the banks of Newfoundland.
  • noun The bench or table upon which bricklayers and stone-masons prepare and shape their material; a banket.
  • noun In sculpture, a modeler's bench provided with a circular platform turning on wheels so that the work can be revolved to expose any portion to the light.
  • noun A covering for a bench or seat, made of tapestry, rich stuff, or embroidered cloth.
  • noun A hanging for a church wall or screen; specifically, the curtains placed at the ends of an altar.
  • noun A ditcher; one engaged in embanking.
  • noun In hunting, a horse which can jump on and off field-banks too large to be cleared.
  • noun In Australia, a river full to the brim.
  • noun One who keeps a bank; one who traffics in money, receives and remits money, negotiates bills of exchange, etc.
  • noun The holder of the funds of a gaming establishment; in games of chance, that player who deposits a certain sum of money against which bets are made, or that player who for the sake of convenience receives and pays out bets won and lost.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who conducts the business of banking; one who, individually, or as a member of a company, keeps an establishment for the deposit or loan of money, or for traffic in money, bills of exchange, etc.
  • noun obsolete A money changer.
  • noun The dealer, or one who keeps the bank in a gambling house.
  • noun A vessel employed in the cod fishery on the banks of Newfoundland.
  • noun Prov. Eng. A ditcher; a drain digger.
  • noun The stone bench on which masons cut or square their work.

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

  • noun One who conducts the business of banking; one who, individually, or as a member of a company, keeps an establishment for the deposit or loan of money, or for traffic in money, bills of exchange, etc.
  • noun A money changer.
  • noun The dealer, or one who keeps the bank in a gambling house.
  • noun The stone bench on which a mason cuts or squares his work.
  • noun A vessel employed in the cod fishery on the banks of Newfoundland.
  • noun A ditcher; a drain digger.
  • noun rail transport, UK, Australia A railway locomotive that can be attached to the rear of a train to assist it in climbing an incline.

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

  • noun a financier who owns or is an executive in a bank
  • noun the person in charge of the bank in a gambling game

Etymologies

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From bank + -er, after French banquier

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From bank (An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea) + -er

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From bank (“an incline or hill”) +‎ -er.

Examples

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  • Banks will shave three hours from their business day whenever Brazil is on the pitch, adding new meaning to the term banker's hours.

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  • After several years of financial crisis, during which the word banker had become a catchall epithet for the undeserving rich, the global economy appeared to be on the mend.

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  • The piquancy of all this is that if the term banker is ever to be restored to its former prestige, the public and Wall St might reflect on one highly relevant example of a banker who was not a bankster.

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  • I agree with Mike Diehl those Gyrojets were as accurate as a banker is a warm caring human being.

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  • I agree with Mike Diehl those Gyrojets were as accurate as a banker is a warm caring human being.

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  • But if being a banker is a personal privilege, it is also a public right.

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  • Of course, "banker" is hardly the right word -- these big corporations aren't exactly George Bailey's Building & Loan.

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  • LIMBAUGH: To some people, "banker" is code word for Jewish; and guess who Obama is assaulting?

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