banker's dozen

banker's dozen

One less than a dozen, i.e., 11. A play on "a baker's dozen" (13 rather than 12), it refers to lending in which interest is deducted at the time of the loan, therefore yielding less than what the loan actually stipulated. A soccer team has a banker's dozen players on the field at any given time.
See also: dozen
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To get some idea of how the leading entertainment stocks had performed during the dot-com mania, I decided to create my own little index of the 11 largest media/entertainment companies -- think of it as a Banker's Dozen.
Currently offering 13 software packages that work in conjunction with each other, the Banker's Dozen includes: The Loan Finder ($750), The Credit Reporter ($395), The Loan Handler ($2,000), The Loan Reporter ($750), The Loan Tracker ($1,000), The Loan Phone ($2,000), The Loan Accountant ($2,000), The Loan Closer ($2,500), The Loan Seller ($2,000), The Loan Servicer ($6,000), Softforms ($500), The FAX Reporter ($N/A) and The Phone Attendant ($N/A).
From The Banker's Dozen series, Contour Software provided The Loan Handler module for evaluation.
Like all of the modules in the Banker's Dozen series, The Loan Handler is menu-driven and user-friendly.