the distance between the most outward tips of the wings when they are as extended as possible.
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How to use wingspread in a sentence
Thus there was need for greater engine power, bigger wingspread to support the floats, and fuel tanks of greater capacity.A History of Aeronautics | E. Charles Vivian
The length of the body is about 115 feet and the wingspread about 240 feet.Baraboo, Dells, and Devil's Lake Region | H. E. Cole
They were powerhouses with wicked armament and plenty of wingspread.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin | Al Avery