wingspread

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noun wing·spread \ ˈwiŋ-ˌspred \

Definition of wingspread

:the spread of the wings :wingspan; specifically :the extreme measurement between the tips or outer margins of the wings (as of a bird or insect)

First Known Use of wingspread

1897


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