Banquette meaning

băng-kĕt
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A platform lining a trench or parapet wall on which soldiers may stand when firing.
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A raised sidewalk.
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A long upholstered bench placed against or built into a wall.
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A ledge or shelf, as on a buffet.
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A gunners' platform extending along the inside of a trench or parapet.
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A raised way; sidewalk.
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An upholstered bench, esp. one along a wall in a restaurant.
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A (typically upholstered) bench-like seat that runs along a wall.
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A similar bench in a military trench which soldiers stand on to shoot.
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(southern Louisiana, eastern Texas) A sidewalk.
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Origin of banquette

  • French from Provençal banqueta diminutive of banca bench of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French banquette, the diminutive form of banc.

    From Wiktionary