A mound, pile, or ridge of earth, raised above the surrounding level; hence, anything shaped like a mound or ridge of earth; as, a bank of clouds; a bank of snow.
To raise a mound or dike about; to inclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank.
To heap or pile up; as, to bank sand.
a long ridge or pile; "a huge bank of earth"
an earthen mound which the horse must jump up onto or scramble over