discount window

discount window
 Term referring to Federal Reserve short-term loans to banks.
 ► “Large banks must make greater efforts than others to obtain funding in national money markets before turning to the discount window; these banks usually turn to the window only late in the reserve maintenance period, which is when reserve pressures tend to appear.” (Federal Reserve Bulletin, Nov. 1994, p. 968)

American business jargon. 2014.

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