banquette

noun
ban·​quette | \ baŋ-ˈket How to pronounce banquette (audio) , ban-, sense 1b is also ˈbaŋ-kət\

Definition of banquette

1a : a raised way along the inside of a parapet or trench for gunners or guns
b Southern : sidewalk
2a : a long upholstered bench
b : a sofa having one roll-over arm
c : a built-in usually upholstered bench along a wall

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The bright, beach-meets-Left-Bank dining room is lined with white marble tables, a red leather banquette and traditional wicker-style bistro chairs. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Why Coronado is San Diego County’s next A-list dining destination," 6 June 2019 Wall color, Aura in Gardenia; wall color by banquette, Aura in Gray; ceiling color, Aura in Decorators White—Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com. House Beautiful, "April 2014 Issue Product Guide," 13 Mar. 2014 Shiny black tables are sandwiched between olive-green banquettes and deep-seated gray velvet chairs. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Dazzling wine bar draws inspiration from Art Deco architecture," 20 Aug. 2018 Living room: Ottoman, sofa, and banquette—Luther Quintana; lqupholstery.com. House Beautiful, "December/January 2016 Issue Product Guide," 19 Nov. 2015 Soon, the owners upscaled the décor to what became the dominant style for the first generation of Hollywood power-lunch spots: all dark wood and deep leather banquettes. Rico Gagliano, WSJ, "This Iconic Hollywood Restaurant Lets You Travel Back in Time," 13 Feb. 2019 She was positioned on a low banquette, which was upholstered in white. William Middleton, Town & Country, "How the De Menil Family Raised Good Taste to an Art Form," 7 Mar. 2018 Models smiled; guests slid into banquettes and sipped coffee; and almost everything was available for sale immediately after at the store and online. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "Why Ralph Lauren Served Up Fashion With Coffee," 8 Feb. 2019 Californios A moody, dark interior—with pops of color and butterscotch leather banquettes—sets the tone for an intriguing evening. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "32 Best Restaurants in San Francisco," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of banquette

1629, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for banquette

French, from Middle French, from Old Occitan banqueta, diminutive of banc bench, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English benc bench

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