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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.]


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]


(bæŋˈkɛt; locally ˈbæŋ kɪt for 3 )

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


[bæŋˈket] Nbanqueta f alargada


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According to the publication's sources, rapper Pitbull jumped into a booth with DJ Irie to serenade Lopez, who sat with her beau Casper Smart and 15 other friends in a banquette.
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A long banquette spans the restaurant, offering a sense of community, which Rashid likens to being part of the seamless global culture that makes up Dubai.