Google gives a definition about roller derbies

a team skating competition on roller skates, held on a banked oval track.

where "bank" is used as a verb.

Cambridge dictionary gives definitions about bank as a verb.

to keep your money in a particular bank, or to put money into a bank

(of an aircraft) to fly with one wing higher than the other when turning

to collect in or form into a mass, or to make something do this

None of them makes sense to me, so what does "bank" mean here?

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A banked turn is when a corner is sloped like this to facilitate higher cornering speeds, usually on racetracks.

  • Likely this bank is the same word as in river bank. Feb 25, 2020 at 2:22

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