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sinking fund

noun [C]
 
 
FINANCE money that a company pays into an account so that it can pay investors, lenders, etc. the money it owes them: By paying off a portion of its debt each year with the sinking fund, the company will face a much smaller final bill.
UK PROPERTY an account into which all owners of apartments in a building make regular payments for future repairs to the building: Make sure that the block in which you are buying a flat has a healthy sinking fund.
(Definition of sinking fund from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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