What does banquette mean?

banquette meaning in General Dictionary

A raised way or foot bank operating over the inside a parapet on which musketeers stand to fire upon the adversary

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  • 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.

banquette meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1620s, "raised system in a fortification," from French banquette (15c.), from Italian banchetta, diminutive of banca "bench, shelf" (see bank (n.1)).


banquette meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) An elevated means or base lender, running across the inside of a parapet, upon which musketeers stand-to fire upon the opponent.

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  • (letter.) A narrow window chair; an elevated rack at the back and/or top of a buffet or bureau.