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banquette

a long bench; embankment; a ledge on a buffet; platform: Mary and Sheldon will be sitting on the banquette.
Not to be confused with:
banquet – lavish meal; feast; ceremonious dinner: The awards were followed by a banquet.

ban·quette

 (băng-kĕt′)
n.
1. A platform lining a trench or parapet wall on which soldiers may stand when firing.
2. also ban·kit (băng′kĭt) Southern Louisiana & East Texas A raised sidewalk. See Note at beignet.
3. A long upholstered bench placed against or built into a wall.

[French, from Provençal banqueta, diminutive of banca, bench, of Germanic origin.]

banquette

(bæŋˈkɛt)
n
1. (Furniture) an upholstered bench
2. (Fortifications) (formerly) a raised part behind a parapet
3. a footbridge
[C17: from French, from Provençal banqueta, literally: a little bench, from banc bench; see bank3]

ban•quette

(bæŋˈkɛt; locally ˈbæŋ kɪt for 3 )

n.
1. a long bench with an upholstered seat, esp. one along a wall, as in a restaurant.
2. Coastal Louisiana and East Texas. a sidewalk.
3. a platform or step along the inside of a parapet, for soldiers to stand on when firing.
4. a ledge running across the back of a buffet.
[1620–30; < French < Occitan]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.banquette - an upholstered benchbanquette - an upholstered bench      
bench - a long seat for more than one person
Translations

banquette

[bæŋˈket] Nbanqueta f alargada

banquette

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