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Banquette (along the wall on the right) on the Alhambra fortress in Spain.
People sitting on banquettes in a coffee shop

In fortification, a banquette is a small foot path or elevated step along the inside of a rampart or parapet, by which the musketeers get up to view the counterscarp, or to fire on the enemies in the moat. These are generally a foot and a half (approximately half a metre) high, and almost three feet (approximately 90 cm) wide.

A banquette may also be an upholstered bench or a footbridge.

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