inspan

[ in-span ]
/ ɪnˈspæn /

verb (used with object), in·spanned, in·span·ning.South Africa.

to yoke or harness.

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Origin of inspan

From Afrikaans, dating back to 1825–35; see origin at in-1, span2
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British Dictionary definitions for inspan

inspan
/ (ɪnˈspæn) /

verb -spans, -spanning or -spanned (tr) mainly Southern African

to harness (animals) to (a vehicle); yoke
to press (people) into service

Word Origin for inspan

C19: from Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch inspannen, from spannen to stretch, yoke; see span 1
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