[ey-tap; French ey-tap]
- a place where troops camp after a day's march.
- a day's march.
- 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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Examples from the Web for etape
One day we nearly ran over an old woman, and another time almost dashed into an etape.Letters of Anton Chekhov