Lom"bard, prop. n. [F. lombard, fr. the Longobardi or Langobardi, i. e., Longbeards, a people of Northern Germany, west of the Elbe, and afterward in Northern Italy. See Long, and Beard, and cf. Lumber.] 1. A native or inhabitant of Lombardy.
2. A money lender or banker; -- so called because the business of banking was first carried on in London by
3. Same as Lombard-house.
A Lombard unto this day signifying a bank for usury or pawns.Fuller.
(Mil.) A form of cannon formerly in use.
Lombard Street, the principal street in London for banks and the offices of note brokers; hence, the money market and interest of London.
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