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Banquette

 

an embankment (step) along the inside slope of a high parapet; designed for the stationing of riflemen firing over the parapet. In the Soviet Army the term “banquette” has been replaced by the term strelkovaia stupen’ (shooting step).

banquette

1. A long, upholstered seat built in against a wall.
2. A raised, narrow walk along a roadway.
3. A term once used in some parts of the American South for a sidewalk.
4. Same as barbette.
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On the left is a detail from a Greek drinking cup, showing a reclining banqueter, painted in 520-510 BC.
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Then the harvest was made ready for Man, and a great rejoicing of banqueters, because in you, o sweet Virgin, no joy is lacking.