estafette

noun
es·​ta·​fette | \ ¦estə¦fet \
plural -s

Definition of estafette

: a mounted courier

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History and Etymology for estafette

French, from Italian staffetta, literally, small stirrup, diminutive of staffa stirrup, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German stapfo step, footstep

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“Estafette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/estafette. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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