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1.
In New Orleans it refers to the old type of granite-curbed sidewalks found throughout the French Quarter, the Marigny, uptown and several other neighborhoods.
If you drive too fast in a rain you'll splash people walking on the banquette.
by CreoleQueenSuppin August 09, 2009
 
2.
This is what some people in New Orleans call a sidewalk.
We can walk to the store on the banquette.
by eViL pOp TaRt May 10, 2010