Out'span (^) x. v. & l

An indefinite system of measurement used when referring to a bridge which is larger than another bridge.

Commonly used by aging engineers while bragging, ex: "ma bridge masta outspaned 'is bridge b'like 400 meters!".

© Wandering Pilgrims Dictionary of strange definitions, 2000.

Out*span" (?), v. t. & i. [D. uitspannen.]

To unyoke or disengage, as oxen from a wagon.

[S. Africa]


© Webster 1913.

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