wingspan

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noun wing·span \ˈwiŋ-ˌspan\

Definition of wingspan

  1. :  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

Circa 1917

First Known Use of wingspan

circa 1917


WINGSPAN Defined for English Language Learners

wingspan

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noun wing·span \ˈwiŋ-ˌspan\

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

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noun wing·span \ˈwiŋ-ˌspan\

Definition of wingspan for Students

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


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