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wingspan

[wing-span]
noun
  1. the distance between the wing tips of an airplane.
  2. wingspread.
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Origin of wingspan

First recorded in 1915–20; wing + span1
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wingspan

wingspread (ˈwɪŋˌsprɛd)

noun
  1. the distance between the wing tips of an aircraft, bird, etc
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Word Origin and History for wingspan

n.

also wing-span, 1894, from wing (n.) + span (n.1).

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