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outspan

[v. out-span; n. out-span] /v. ˌaʊtˈspæn; n. ˈaʊtˌspæn/
verb (used with object), outspanned, outspanning.
1.
to unyoke or unhitch, as oxen from a wagon.
verb (used without object), outspanned, outspanning.
2.
to remove the yoke, harness, etc., from animals.
noun
3.
the act or a place of outspanning.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; translation of Afrikaans uitspan; see out-, span2
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British Dictionary definitions for outspanned

outspan

noun (ˈaʊtˌspæn)
1.
an area on a farm kept available for travellers to rest and refresh animals
2.
the act of unharnessing or unyoking
verb (ˌaʊtˈspæn) -spans, -spanning, -spanned
3.
(transitive) to unharness or unyoke (animals)
4.
(intransitive) to relax
Word Origin
C19: partial translation of Afrikaans uitspan, from uit out + spannen to stretch
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