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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.
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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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