banquette

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French banquette, the diminutive form of banc.

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Noun[edit]

banquette ‎(plural banquettes)

  1. A (typically upholstered) bench-like seat that runs along a wall.
  2. A similar bench in a military trench which soldiers stand on to shoot.
  3. (dated) A bench or seat for passengers on the top of a diligence or other public vehicle.
    • Mrs. Howe
      My brother-in-law [] took refuge in the banquette.
  4. (southern Louisiana, eastern Texas) A sidewalk.

French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

banquette f ‎(plural banquettes)

  1. seat

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