outspan

verb

Definition of outspan

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

outspan

noun

Definition of outspan (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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History and Etymology for outspan

Verb

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 10 Aug. 2020.

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