A mounted courier: an estafette was forwarded to the Lord Lieutenant, to inform him of the news
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- While en route, Charles Todd commissioned him to act as estafette between the construction parties of the Overland Telegraph Line.
- What, rob an estafette! I never heard of such folly.
- A mounted estafette stopped them on the railway line, telling them to return to Puits-Perdu.
Early 17th century: French, from Italian staffetta, diminutive of staffa 'stirrup'.
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