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wingspan

[wing-span] /ˈwɪŋˌspæn/
noun
1.
the distance between the wing tips of an airplane.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; wing + span1
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for wingspan

wingspan

/ˈwɪŋˌspæn/
noun
1.
the distance between the wing tips of an aircraft, bird, etc
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Word Origin and History for wingspan
n.

also wing-span, 1894, from wing (n.) + span (n.1).

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