É`tape" (?), n. [F. Cf. Staple a mart.]

1.

A public storehouse.

2.

Supplies issued to troops on the march; hence (Mil.),

the place where troops on the march halt over night; also, by extension, the distance marched during a day.

3.

In Russia, a prison or stockade for the confinement of prisoners in transit.

 

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