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  1. the distance between the most outward tips of the wings when they are as extended as possible.
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Origin of wingspread

First recorded in 1895–1900; wing + spread
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Historical Examples of wingspread

  • They were powerhouses with wicked armament and plenty of wingspread.

    A Yankee Flier Over Berlin

    Al Avery

  • The length of the body is about 115 feet and the wingspread about 240 feet.