[ ey-tap; French ey-tap ]

noun,plural é·tapes [ey-taps; French ey-tap]. /eɪˈtæps; French eɪˈtap/. Military.
  1. a place where troops camp after a day's march.

  2. a day's march.

  1. Archaic. supplies issued to troops during a march.

Origin of étape

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

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How to use étape in a sentence

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

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