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See also: banquet
Borrowed from French banquette, the diminutive form of banc.
banquette (plural banquettes)
- (military) A narrow area behind a defensive wall's parapet elevated above its terreplein and used by defenders to shoot at attackers.
- A bench built into a wall, especially (military) one built into a wall of a defensive trench, used for sitting and for shooting at attackers.
- An upholstered bench, e.g., along a wall of a restaurant or lounge area.
- (dated) A bench or similar seat on top of a diligence or other public vehicle.
- 1899, Julia Ward Howe, Reminiscences:
- My brother-in-law […] took refuge in the banquette.
- (Louisiana, Texas) A sidewalk.
- 1899, Kate Chopin, The Awakening:
- The boys were dragging along the banquette a small “express wagon,” which they had filled with blocks and sticks.
- a. 1969, John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces, Penguin, published 1981, →ISBN:
- “Get the hell away from that stove, Charmaine, and go play out on the banquette before I bust you right in the mouth.”
- banquette at OneLook Dictionary Search
- “banquette”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- banquette on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
Borrowed from Italian banchetta, diminutive of banca (“bench”).
banquette f (plural banquettes)
- → English: banquette
- → Russian: банке́т (bankét) (see there for further descendants)
- → Serbo-Croatian: bànkēt, ба̀нке̄т
- → Turkish: banket
- “banquette”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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