étape [ey-tap; French ey-tap] ExamplesWord Origin 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 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.