Meaning of “wingspan” in the English Dictionary

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"wingspan" in British English

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wingspannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈwɪŋ.spæn/ us /ˈwɪŋ.spæn/

Examples from literature

  • This long wingspan helps him swim faster. 

(Definition of “wingspan” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wingspan" in American English

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wingspannoun [ C ]

us /ˈwɪŋˌspæn/

the distance between the ends of the wings of a bird or aircraft:

Some eagles have a wingspan of over seven feet.

(Definition of “wingspan” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)