wingspan
noun Date: circa 1917 the distance from the tip of one of a pair of wings to that of the other; also span 2c

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Wingspan — Pays  Japon Langue Anglais Périodicité Mensuelle Genre Inflight …   Wikipédia en Français

  • wingspan — also wing span, 1894, from WING (Cf. wing) (n.) + SPAN (Cf. span) (n.1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • wingspan — (also wingspread) ► NOUN ▪ the maximum extent across the wings of an aircraft, bird, etc., measured from tip to tip …   English terms dictionary

  • wingspan — [wiŋ′span΄] n. 1. the distance between the tips of an airplane s wings 2. WINGSPREAD (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • Wingspan — The wingspan (or just span) of an airplane or a bird, is the distance from the left wingtip to the right wingtip. For example, the Boeing 777 has a wingspan of about 60 m (200 feet).The term wingspan, more technically extent, is also used for… …   Wikipedia

  • wingspan — UK [ˈwɪŋˌspæn] / US noun [countable] Word forms wingspan : singular wingspan plural wingspans the distance from the end of one wing to the end of the other a bird with a wingspan of over six feet …   English dictionary

  • wingspan — [[t]wɪ̱ŋspæn[/t]] wingspans also wing span N COUNT: usu sing, usu with supp The wingspan of a bird, insect, or aeroplane is the distance from the end of one wing to the end of the other wing. ...a glider with an 18 foot wingspan …   English dictionary

  • wingspan — wing|span [ wıŋ,spæn ] noun count the distance from the end of one wing to the end of the other: a bird with a wingspan of over six feet …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wingspan — /ˈwɪŋspæn/ (say wingspan) noun the distance between the wingtips of an aeroplane, bird, or insect. Also, wingspread. {wing + span1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • wingspan — /wing span /, n. 1. the distance between the wing tips of an airplane. 2. wingspread. [1915 20; WING + SPAN1] * * * …   Universalium

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