banco
masculine noun
1. bench (asiento) ; pew (de iglesia)
  • banco azul (politics) -> = seats in Spanish parliament where government ministers sit
  • banco de remo -> rowing machine
2. bank (institución financiera)
  • banco Central Europeo -> European Central Bank
  • el banco Mundial -> the World Bank
3. shoal (de peces)
4. bank (depósito)
  • banco de datos (computing) -> data bank
  • banco de sangre -> blood bank
  • banco de esperma -> sperm bank
5. workbench (de carpintero, artesano)
6. (Tec)
  • banco de pruebas -> test bench; testing ground (figurative)
also:
  • banco de arena -> sandbank
  • banco de hielo -> pack ice
  • banco de niebla -> fog bank

banco [bahn’-co]
noun
1. Form or bench without a back. (m)
2. A strong bench for the use of carpenters. (m)
  • Banco de acepillar -> a planing-bench
3. A thwart, or bench for rowers. (m)
4. A bank, a place where money is kept. (m)
5. Company of persons concerned in managing a joint stock of money. (m)
6. The cheeks of the bit of a bridle. (m)
7. A pedestal on which any piece of architecture is raised. (m)
  • Banco de ahorros -> savings-bank
  • Banco de arena -> sand-bank
  • Banco de hielo -> field of ice
  • Banco de río -> sand-bank in a river
  • Banco pinjado -> ancient warlike machine for battering
  • Pasar Banco -> to flog the sailors on board a galley
  • Razón de pie de banco -> an absurd reason, a groundless motive
  • Banco de la paciencia -> (Naut.) bench on the quarter-deck
  • Banco de piedra -> a vein or stratum of a single kind of stone

banco
1 (asiento) (al aire libre) bench; seat; (en iglesia) pew; [de carpintero] bench
banco azul (Política) ministerial benches
plural
; (p)
banco de pruebas test bed; testing ground
2 (Com) (Economía) bank
banco central central bank
banco comercial commercial bank
banco de ahorros savings bank
banco de crédito credit bank
banco de inversiones investment bank
banco de liquidación clearing house
banco ejidal (México) cooperative bank
banco emisor issuing bank
banco en casa home banking
banco fiduciario trust company
banco mercantil merchant bank
Banco Mundial World Bank
banco por acciones joint-stock bank
3 (reserva) [de información, órganos] bank
banco de datos data bank
banco de esperma sperm bank
banco de memoria memory bank
banco de sangre blood bank
4 (Geografía) (en el mar) bank; shoal; (estrato) stratum; layer; (And) (suelo aluvial) deposit of alluvial soil; (of alluvial soil) (Caribe) (tierra elevada) raised ground
banco de arena sandbank
banco de hielo ice field; ice floe
banco de niebla fog bank
banco de nieve snowdrift
5 [de peces] shoal; school

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