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Definition of span, meaning of span




span (plural spans)

  1. The space from the thumb to the end of the little finger when extended; nine inches; eighth of a fathom.
  2. Hence, a small space or a brief portion of time.
  3. The spread or extent of an arch between its abutments, or of a beam, girder, truss, roof, bridge, or the like, between its supports.
  4. (nautical) A rope having its ends made fast so that a purchase can be hooked to the bight; also, a rope made fast in the center so that both ends can be used.
  5. (obsolete) A pair of horses or other animals driven together; usually, such a pair of horses when similar in color, form, and action.

4 letters in word "span": A N P S.

Anagrams of span:

Words found within span:

an as asp na nap nas pa pan pas san sap spa

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Words beginning with spa
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