|1.||[ noun ] (finance) a thrift institution in the northeastern United States; since deregulation in the 1980s they offer services competitive with many commercial banks|
|Related terms:||thrift_institution federal_savings_bank mutual_savings_bank|
|2.||[ noun ] a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home|
|Synonyms:||bank money_box coin_bank|
"the coin bank was empty"
|Related terms:||container piggy_bank|