Focus on the pronunciation of span
English definition of “span”
/spæn/ n [C]
› the length of something: A lifetime is a span of about seventy years. The Rangers scored three goals in the span of five minutes. › A span is also the distance between two points, esp. between the structures that hold up a bridge: In 1855, an 850-foot span was built to carry trains across the gorge. span
/spæn/ v [T] (-nn-) › An old bridge spans the river just outside the town.