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outspan

[ verb out-span; noun out-span ]
/ verb 藢a蕣t藞sp忙n; noun 藞a蕣t藢sp忙n /
South African English
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verb (used with object), out路spanned, out路span路ning.
to unyoke or unhitch, as oxen from a wagon.
verb (used without object), out路spanned, out路span路ning.
to remove the yoke, harness, etc., from animals.
noun
the act or a place of outspanning.
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Origin of outspan

1815鈥25; translation of Afrikaans uitspan;see out-, span2
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British Dictionary definitions for outspan

outspan
/ Southern African /

noun (藞a蕣t藢sp忙n)
an area on a farm kept available for travellers to rest and refresh animals
the act of unharnessing or unyoking
verb (藢a蕣t藞sp忙n) -spans, -spanning or -spanned
(tr) to unharness or unyoke (animals)
(intr) to relax

Word Origin for outspan

C19: partial translation of Afrikaans uitspan, from uit out + spannen to stretch
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