A raised way or foot bank, running along the inside of a parapet, on which musketeers stand to fire upon the enemy.
- A platform lining a trench or parapet wall on which soldiers may stand when firing.
- Southern Louisiana & East Texas A raised sidewalk: "The flower of loafers . . . was found stretched on the banquette on Tuesday night” ( New Orleans Daily Picayune). See Regional Note at beignet.
- A long upholstered bench placed against or built into a wall.
- A ledge or shelf, as on a buffet.