Banquette


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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 In the Soviet Army the term “banquette” has been replaced by the term strelkovaia stupen’ (shooting step).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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The front lounge features two banquettes situated near the walls.
A white upholstered chair is at the head of the table, a large leaning mirror sits next to the banquette, and a table in the corner holds a small selection of family photos.
The corner window area will offer banquette seating, lounge chairs, and cocktail tables for casual eating and drinking with a view of the street and buildings beyond.
The group took over the banquette next to the DJ booth, and they downed Champagne, tequila and vodka, and a source said the actress appeared not to be drinking.
back at a banquette with pals, Murphy held hands with her under the table.
A Josef Hoffmann table and banquette and works by Jan Vercruysse, Franz West, Fabrice Hybert, Donatella Spaziani, and Luciano Fabro complete the ensemble's perfect orchestration, with its tense, edgy refinement.
Not so with the fixed seat of a banquette, which makes it a good solution for small, empty kitchen corners.
Jay-Z was well-behaved and laid low all night on a banquette with his entourage of boys," People magazine quoted a source as saying.
A banquette bench lines the front of the room and a jukebox offers selections from the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and the Beatles.
Another winning detail in this kitchen is the built-in banquette, which takes up less space than a table and chairs.
One can't help but note that the girl's eyes are the same shade of blue as the vinyl banquette on which she sits.