Origin of banquette
Examples from the Web for banquette
Dunst was hanging in a banquette with the designers of Rodarte.
A stone “kerb,” or banquette, ran around one portion of the wall.The Quadroon|Mayne Reid
The three mammas occupied the coup, while my brother-in-law, Thomas Crawford, took refuge in the banquette.Reminiscences, 1819-1899|Julia Ward Howe.
So saying, she sunk down on the banquette, murmuring to herself, "He is gone for ever!"The Centenary Garland|Anonymous
Word Origin for banquette
1620s, "raised platform in a fortification," from French banquette (15c.), from Italian banchetta, diminutive of banca "bench, shelf" (see bank (n.1)).