Meaning of bankshall in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbaŋksˌhɔːl/


historical South Asian, South East Asian
  • A warehouse, especially at a port.


Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From Hindi bhaṇḍsāl, bhansāl storehouse (from Sanskrit bhāṇḍaśālā from bhāṇḍa goods, merchandise + śālā house, building), in α and some forms perhaps with remodelling of the first element after bank or its Romance equivalents, and in some forms probably with remodelling of the second element after hall.