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Meaning of BANQUETTE

Pronunciation:  bang'ket

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an upholstered bench
 

BANQUETTE is a 9 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: bench

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ban*quette"\, 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.
    
    
  2. \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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