étape [ey-tap; French ey-tap] ExamplesWord Origin 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.
  3. Archaic. supplies issued to troops during a march.

Origin of étape French; Middle French estaple Middle Dutch stapel warehouse; see staple2 Examples from the Web for etape Historical Examples of etape

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

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