the distance between the wing tips of an airplane.

1915–20; wing + span1 Unabridged
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wingspan or wingspread (ˈwɪŋˌspæn, ˈwɪŋˌsprɛd)
the distance between the wing tips of an aircraft, bird, etc
wingspread or wingspread

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Wingspan's customers benefit from lower fees and higher interest rates.
The wing box begins in roughly the middle of the plane and extends about two-thirds of the wingspan.
The central light ribbon in this image resembles the head and beak of a bird, flanked by a radiant wingspan.
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