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  • A (typically uphostered) bench-like seat that runs along a wall.
  • A similar bench in a military trench which soldiers stand on to shoot.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Ban*quette" (bă&nsm;*k&ebreve;t"), n. [F. See Banquet, n.] 1. (Fort.) A raised way or foot bank, running along the inside of a parapet, on which musketeers stand to fire upon the enemy.

2. (Arch.) A narrow window seat; a raised shelf at the back or the top of a buffet or dresser.

Ban*quette" (?), n. A bench or seat for passengers on the top of a diligence or other public vehicle.

My brother-in-law . . . took refuge in the banquette.
Mrs. Howe.

Ban*quette" (?), n. A bench or seat for passengers on the top of a diligence or other public vehicle.

My brother-in-law . . . took refuge in the banquette.
Mrs. Howe.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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