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 (băng′kō, bäng′-)
n. pl. ban·cos
A bet in certain gambling games for the entire amount the banker offers to accept.
Used to announce such a bet.

[Italian, variant of banca, from Old Italian; see bank2.]


(Gambling, except Cards) a call in gambling games such as chemin de fer and baccarat by a player or bystander who wishes to bet against the entire bank
[C18: from French from Italian: bank]
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Bar, strengthened as usual with his double eye-glass and his little jury droop, was overjoyed to see the engaging young Barnacle; and opined that we were going to sit in Banco, as we lawyers called it, to take a special argument?
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