outspanned

outspan

[v. out-span; n. out-span] South African English.
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:
1815–25; translation of Afrikaans uitspan; see out-, span2

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outspan
 
n
1.  an area on a farm kept available for travellers to rest and refresh animals
2.  the act of unharnessing or unyoking
 
vb , -spans, -spanning, -spanned
3.  (tr) to unharness or unyoke (animals)
4.  (intr) to relax
 
[C19: partial translation of Afrikaans uitspan, from uit out + spannen to stretch]

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