estafette

[ es-tuh-fet ]
/ ˌɛs təˈfɛt /
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noun

a mounted courier.

Origin of estafette

1785–95; < French < Italian staffetta, diminutive of staffa stirrup < Germanic (cf. stapes); see -ette
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