A raised way or foot bank operating over the inside a parapet on which musketeers stand to fire upon the adversary
- A bench or chair for individuals on the top of a diligence or other general public vehicle
- an upholstered workbench
- an increasing means or foot lender, operating across the inside a parapet, which musketeers stand to fire upon the enemy.
- A narrow screen chair; a raised rack behind or perhaps the top of a buffet or bureau.
1620s, "raised system in a fortification," from French banquette (15c.), from Italian banchetta, diminutive of banca "bench, shelf" (see bank (n.1)).
(letter.) An elevated means or base lender, running across the inside of a parapet, upon which musketeers stand-to fire upon the opponent.
- (letter.) A narrow window chair; an elevated rack at the back and/or top of a buffet or bureau.