A small hillside or river bank: "The best place to see a game at Fallon Field is on the bankin."
A bankin is also a term used for snow pushed off to the side of the road or driveway into a pile.Example "I ran into a bankin during this last Nor'easter."
Isn't this term just a shortened version of the word "embankment"--a segment on either side of a road, or a river where the dirt is piled up higher?
i never understood banken but all of these words streched up to NH where I am from, but alas we still have the accent.
I have a "bankin" in front of my house. This usually means a grade of land that rises from one area to another.
thank god for this! my husband thought i made this word up! i just mailed it off to him at once. (and i was from the west side of MA