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archebanc

[arsh-bahn] /arʃˈbɑ̃/
noun, plural archebancs
[arsh-bahn] /arʃˈbɑ̃/ (Show IPA).
French Furniture.
1.
a bench or settle of the medieval and Renaissance periods, wide enough for several persons and having a seat with a chest beneath, arms at the ends, and a high back.
Also, archbanc.
Origin
< French; see arch1, arca, bank3
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