a climbing rose, Rosa banksiae, native to China, having long, serrated leaves and white or yellow flowers.
noun a crane driver’s helper, who signals instructions to the driver for the movement of the crane and its jib Historical Examples Next morning, a banksman, who acted as personal attendant on Hugh Ritson, brought him his breakfast. A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine Van Dyck told our part in the happenings briefly, and […]
a city in SE Australia, a suburb of Sydney.
noun a suburb of a city Contemporary Examples The banlieue setting is rough and rife with violence and drug trafficking. ‘Girlhood’: Coming of Age in France’s Projects Molly Hannon November 24, 2014 She must leave the banlieue, just as she insists to the school counselor, that she must go to high school. ‘Girlhood’: Coming of […]
n. in phrase banns of marriage (late 12c., spelling with double -n- attested from 1540s), from Old English bannan “to summon, command, proclaim” (see ban (v.)). Also probably partly from Old French ban “announcement, proclamation, banns, authorization,” from Frankish *ban or some other Germanic cognate of the Old English word. Historical Examples Ye mind what […]