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1obsolete The edge of a river; the area of land immediately adjacent to a river; a riverbank. Formerly also: †the shore of a lake or sea (obsolete).
2The sloping side of a mound or hill.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in The Destruction of Troy. From bank + side.
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