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Definitions for banquette
bæŋˈkɛt; locally ˈbæŋ kɪt for 3ban·quette

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. banquettenoun

    an upholstered bench


  1. banquettenoun

    A (typically upholstered) bench-like seat that runs along a wall.

    Etymology: French. Diminutive of banca: of German origin

  2. banquettenoun

    A similar bench in a military trench which soldiers stand on to shoot.

    Etymology: French. Diminutive of banca: of German origin

  3. banquettenoun

    A sidewalk.

    Etymology: French. Diminutive of banca: of German origin

Webster Dictionary

  1. Banquettenoun

    a raised way or foot bank, running along the inside of a parapet, on which musketeers stand to fire upon the enemy

  2. Banquettenoun

    a narrow window seat; a raised shelf at the back or the top of a buffet or dresser


  1. Banquette

    In fortification, a banquette is a small foot path or elevated step along the inside of a rampart or parapet, by which the musketeers get up to view the counterscarp, or to fire on the enemies in the moat. These are generally a foot and a half high, and almost three feet wide. A banquette may also be an upholstered bench or a footbridge.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Banquette

    bang-ket′, n. a raised way inside a parapet; the long seat behind the driver in a French diligence. [Fr.; It. banchetta, dim. of banca, seat.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. banquette

    In fortification, a small terrace, properly of earth, on the inside of the parapet, of such height that the defenders standing on it may conveniently fire over the top.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. banquette

    Is the step of earth within the parapet, sufficiently high to enable the defenders, when standing upon it, to fire over the crest of the parapet with ease.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of banquette in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of banquette in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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