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banquette


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Banquette  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Banquette  \Ban*quette"\,  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  banquette 
  n  :  an  upholstered  bench 




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