wingspan

noun wing·span \ ˈwiŋ-ˌspan \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

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 in a Sentence

  1. The hawk has a wingspan of about three feet.

  2. a plane with a 200-foot wingspan

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First Known Use of wingspan

circa 1917

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WINGSPAN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of wingspan for English Language Learners

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


WINGSPAN Defined for Kids

wingspan

noun wing·span \ ˈwiŋ-ˌspan \

Definition of wingspan for Students

: the distance from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other wing


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