[ey-tap; French ey-tap]
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.
Origin of étape
< French; Middle French estaple < Middle Dutch stapel warehouse; see staple2
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One day we nearly ran over an old woman, and another time almost dashed into an etape.Letters of Anton Chekhov