Definition of Banquette

1. Noun. An upholstered bench.

Generic synonyms: Bench



Definition of Banquette

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

2. n. A bench or seat for passengers on the top of a diligence or other public vehicle.

Definition of Banquette

1. Noun. A (typically upholstered) bench-like seat that runs along a wall. ¹

2. Noun. A similar bench in a military trench which soldiers stand on to shoot. ¹

3. Noun. (context: Southern US Especially in Sourthern Lousiana) A sidewalk. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Banquette

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Banquette

bannocks
banns
banoffee
banoffee pie
banoffee pies
banoffi
banquet
banquet song
banqueted
banqueter
banqueters
banqueting
banquetings
banquetlike
banquets
banquette (current term)
banquetter
banquetters
banquettes
bans
banshee
banshees
banshies
banstickle
banstickles
bansuri
bant
bantam
bantams

Literary usage of Banquette

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: Topography and Architecture by Nancy Bookidis (1997)
"A banquette lines the west, south, and east sides of the room. At 2.25 m. from the restored southeast corner of the room the east banquette is interrupted ..."

2. The Gentleman's House: Or, How to Plan English Residences, from the by Robert Kerr (1865)
"Arrangement of doors, windows, (Note on draughts), Orchestra, banquette, Dais, ... A banquette or platform, raised one, two, or even three successive steps, ..."

3. Palmer's Index to "The Times" NewspaperTimes (London, England) (1876)
"... (Baron) Farewell banquette,! jilt Hudson (Henrietta) oa>French and English Acting, 13 j 8 tí Holland and the New Sugar Convention, ..."

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