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[in-span] /ɪnˈspæn/
verb (used with object), inspanned, inspanning. South Africa.
1.
to yoke or harness.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Afrikaans; see in-1, span2
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British Dictionary definitions for inspanned

inspan

/ɪnˈspæn/
verb (transitive) (mainly South African) -spans, -spanning, -spanned
1.
to harness (animals) to (a vehicle); yoke
2.
to press (people) into service
Word Origin
C19: from Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch inspannen, from spannen to stretch, yoke; see span1
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