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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Air, Birds
wingspanwing‧span /ˈwɪŋspæn/ noun [countable]  TTAHBBthe distance from the end of one wing to the end of the other
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wingspanA small brownish butterfly with a lifespan of less than a week and a wingspan shorter than your little finger.The plane had a wingspan of eighty feet and broke all records for altitude and range.This eight-engined monster is made of spruce and has a wingspan of almost 100 metres.Freakish wingspan, basic body that looked unfinished, wingtips that folded over.His wingspan is huge and so is his shadow on the earth.The other plane continued its turn its wingspan widening.Their wingspan exceeds that of an albatross.
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