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estafette

[ es-tuh-fet ]
/ ˌɛs təˈfɛt /
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noun
a mounted courier.
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Origin of estafette

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