- a mounted courier.
Origin of estafette
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Examples from the Web for estafette
Estafette, we believe, is the proper term, but the military couriers of that period were always called videttes by the citizens.Pencil Sketches
At that moment Dulac entered the room with a packet of letters just arrived from Paris by estafette.
An estafette came with an order to evacuate the plateau, and to save the artillery.Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris
An estafette, a gendarme, arrived with a telegram; the usher signed a receipt for it.His Excellency the Minister