banquette

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noun ban·quette \baŋ-ˈket, ban-, 1b is also ˈbaŋ-kət\

Definition of banquette

  1. 1 a :  a raised way along the inside of a parapet or trench for gunners or guns b Southern :  sidewalk

  2. 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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