Definition of banquette
1 a : a raised way along the inside of a parapet or trench for gunners or guns b Southern : sidewalk
2 a : a long upholstered bench b : a sofa having one roll-over arm c : a built-in usually upholstered bench along a wall
Origin and Etymology of banquette
French, from Middle French, from Old Occitan banqueta, diminutive of banc bench, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English benc bench
First Known Use: 1629
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