Meaning of banquette

ban•quette

Pronunciation: (bang-ket' locally bang'kit for 3), [key]
— n.
  1. a long bench with an upholstered seat, esp. one along a wall, as in a restaurant.
  2. an embankment for buttressing the base of a levee and forming a berm.
  3. a sidewalk, esp. a raised one of bricks or planks.
  4. a platform or step along the inside of a parapet, for soldiers to stand on when firing.
  5. a ledge running across the back of a buffet.
  6. a bench for passengers on top of a stagecoach.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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