étape

[ ey-tap; French ey-tap ]
/ eɪˈtæp; French eɪˈtap /

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.

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Origin of étape

< French; Middle French estaple < Middle Dutch stapel warehouse; see staple2
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Example sentences from the Web for etape

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