Definitions for "Banquette"
Keywords:  parapet, musket, rampart, crest, enemy
A raised way or foot bank, running along the inside of a parapet, on which musketeers stand to fire upon the enemy.
The step of earth within the parapet, sufficiently high to enable standing defenders to fire over the crest of the parapet with ease.
A continuous step or ledge at the interior base of a parapet on which defenders stood to direct musket fire over the top of the wall. A fire step.
Keywords:  upholstered, bench, seat, buffet, shelf
A bench or seat for passengers on the top of a diligence or other public vehicle.
A narrow window seat; a raised shelf at the back or the top of a buffet or dresser.
A long continuous seat.
Keywords:  nooks, choice, popular
a popular choice for nooks