wingspan

[ wing-span ]
/ ˈwɪŋˌspæn /

noun

the distance between the wing tips of an airplane.

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Origin of wingspan

First recorded in 1915–20; wing + span1
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British Dictionary definitions for wingspan

wingspan

wingspread (ˈwɪŋˌsprɛd)

/ (ˈwɪŋˌspæn) /

noun

the distance between the wing tips of an aircraft, bird, etc
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