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intransitive verb

southern Africa : to unyoke or unharness a draft animal
we outspanned, made our beds and then set about preparing supperFarmer's Weekly (South Africa)

transitive verb

southern Africa : unyoke, unhitch


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southern Africa
: a place publicly set aside for use in outspanning or resting animals

Word History



out entry 1 + span; translation of Afrikaans uitspan

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“Outspan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outspan. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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