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spannoun [C]

 us   /spæn/
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
verb [T]  us   /spæn/ (-nn-)
An old bridge spans the river just outside the town.
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