Ban*quette" (ba&nsm;*ket"), 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.


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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.


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