inspan

verb
in·​span | \ in-ˈspan How to pronounce inspan (audio) , ˈin-ˌspan \
inspanned; inspanning; inspans

Definition of inspan

chiefly South Africa

First Known Use of inspan

circa 1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inspan

Afrikaans, from Dutch inspannen

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The first known use of inspan was circa 1827

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“Inspan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inspan. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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