outspan
outspan out*span", v. t. & i. [D. uitspannen.] To unyoke or disengage, as oxen from a wagon; to unharness (a horse). [S. Africa] [1913 Webster]

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  • outspan — out span, n. 1. The act of outspanning. [PJC] 2. A place where outspanning is done; Hence: An encampment. [South African] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outspan — [out΄span′; ] for n. [ out′span΄] South Afr. vt., vi. outspanned, outspanning [Afrik uitspannen < Du uit,OUT + spannen, to harness, akin to OE spannan,SPAN1] to unyoke or unharness (animals) n. the act or place of outspanning …   English World dictionary

  • outspan — 1. verb To release oxen from harness. “We had outspanned on in a flat covered with close grass about two feet high…The wagons, four in number, were drawn up off the road two abreast.” 2. noun a) The place where one outspans. “At the outspan or on …   Wiktionary

  • outspan — v. /owt span /; n. /owt span /, v., outspanned, outspanning, n. South African Eng. v.t. 1. to unyoke or unhitch, as oxen from a wagon. v.i. 2. to remove the yoke, harness, etc., from animals. n. 3. the act or a place of outspanning. [1815 25;… …   Universalium

  • outspan — v. remove a yoke or harness from an animal; unyoke an animal; untie an oxen from a wagon n. (South Africa) place on a farm where travelling people can stop to rest their animals …   English contemporary dictionary

  • outspan — S. African verb (outspans, outspanning, outspanned) unharness (an animal) from a wagon. noun a place for grazing or camping on a wagon journey. Origin C19: from Du. uitspannen unyoke …   English new terms dictionary

  • outspan —   v.i.,v.t. remove harness (from); n. halting, or camping, place …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • outspan — v. & n. S.Afr. v. ( spanned, spanning) 1 tr. (also absol.) unharness (animals) from a cart, plough, etc. 2 intr. break a wagon journey. n. a place for grazing or encampment. Etymology: S.Afr. Du. uitspannen unyoke …   Useful english dictionary

  • Outspan Hotel — The Outspan Hotel is in Nyeri, Kenya. It was built up from an old farm by Eric Sherbrooke Walker in the 1920s. Famous visitors include Robert Baden Powell, 1st Baron Baden Powell and his wife Olave Baden Powell from 1938 until Baden Powell s… …   Wikipedia

  • Westville Boys' High School — Infobox School2 name = Westville Boys High School motto = Incepto Ne Desistam established = 1955 type = Public school, Boys locale = Suburban grades = 8 12 head name = Headmaster head = Trevor Hall head name2 = Exam board head2 =… …   Wikipedia

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