- the distance between two supports of a structure.
- the structure so supported.
- the distance or space between two supports of a bridge.
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synonym study for span
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How to use span in a sentence
The human attention span is evolving in such a way that they can skip around.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life|David Yaffe|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
RELATED: Wing Span: The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (PHOTOS) Not everyone agreed with her assessment.I Got Kicked Out Of The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show|Nico Hines|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Five times during that span, the majority of species on the planet vanished in a short interval of time.Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass Extinction|Sean B. Carroll|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In battle, it means the ability to shift from suicide bombers to tank columns and maneuver warfare in the span of a day.Has ISIS Peaked as a Military Power?|Jacob Siegel|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Typically, new equipment is developed in the span of two or three years.Font of Invention||September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Messrs. Spick and Span's representative was wounded in his tenderest point, but his firm carried out the order to the letter.
Part of that idea was sham bric-à-brac, the rest was carte blanche to Messrs. Spick and Span.
Originally it had one great roof of a single span, second only to that of St. Pancras Station.
That was "back in the Sixties," when his lapses were as far apart as they were unrivalled in consumption, span, and pyrotechny.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
He seems to think he is mooting to me a spick and span new idea—that he has invented something.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
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Other Idioms and Phrases with span
see spick and span.