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étape

[ey-tap; French ey-tap] /eɪˈtæp; French eɪˈtap/
noun, plural étapes
[ey-taps; French ey-tap] /eɪˈtæps; French eɪˈtap/ (Show IPA).
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
< French; Middle French estaple < Middle Dutch stapel warehouse; see staple2
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