French. See relay (noun).
- (military, historical) A narrow space between the foot of the rampart and the scarp of the ditch, serving to receive the earth that may crumble off or be washed down, and prevent its falling into the ditch.
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Alternative forms 
relais m (plural relais)
- A horse (or team of horses) that transported a rider or coach etc from one staging post to another
- A hotel that is used as a stop on long journeys
- (electronics) relay (electromechanical device)
- (sports) relay race
relais m (invariable)
- relay (electrical)