noun wing·span \ˈwiŋ-ˌspan\

: the distance from the tip of one wing of a bird or airplane to the tip of the other wing

Full Definition of WINGSPAN

:  the distance from the tip of one of a pair of wings to that of the other; also :  span 2c

Examples of WINGSPAN

  1. The hawk has a wingspan of about three feet.
  2. a plane with a 200-foot wingspan

First Known Use of WINGSPAN

circa 1917


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