A bankcard used to make an electronic withdrawal from funds on deposit in a bank, as in purchasing goods or obtaining cash advances.
A kind of bank card that allows the cost of purchases to be automatically debited, or deducted, from the cardholder's bank account.
A plastic card that has a magnetic strip on one side that can be swiped. A debit card is used to pay for goods and services. The bank or financial institution issuing the debit card pays the merchant and then deducts the amount of the transaction from the debit card holder’s bank account immediately. In contrast, a credit card balance doesn’t have to be paid for many months after a purchase.