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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 In the Soviet Army the term “banquette” has been replaced by the term strelkovaia stupen’ (shooting step).
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.