étape

[ ey-tap; French ey-tap ]
/ eɪˈtæp; French eɪˈtap /
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noun, plural é·tapes [ey-taps; French ey-tap] /eɪˈtæps; French eɪˈtap/. Military.

a place where troops camp after a day's march.
a day's march.
Archaic. supplies issued to troops during a march.

Nearby words

  1. épinglé,
  2. épée,
  3. épéeist,
  4. équipe,
  5. étagère,
  6. étienne,
  7. étoile,
  8. étouffée,
  9. étrier,
  10. étude

Origin of étape

< French; Middle French estaple < Middle Dutch stapel warehouse; see staple2

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Examples from the Web for etape

  • One day we nearly ran over an old woman, and another time almost dashed into an etape.