verb (used with object), inspanned, inspanning. South Africa.
to yoke or harness.

1825–35; < Afrikaans; see in-1, span2 Unabridged
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inspan (ɪnˈspæn)
vb , -spans, -spanning, -spanned
1.  to harness (animals) to (a vehicle); yoke
2.  to press (people) into service
[C19: from Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch inspannen, from spannen to stretch, yoke; see span1]

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