banquette

noun ban·quette \ baŋ-ˈket , ban- , sense 1b is also ˈbaŋ-kət \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

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

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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


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