outspan definition

  • verb:
    • to produce oxen from harness.
    • To unyoke or disengage, as oxen from a wagon; to unharness (a horse).
    • get rid of the yoke or harness from
  • noun:
    • where one outspans.
    • a location on a farm kept readily available for travellers to sleep and invigorate their particular pets
    • The work of outspanning.
    • someplace in which outspanning is completed
    • The work of unyoking or unharnessing oxen or horses.
    • enough time and place for the outspan; ergo, an encampment; a camp.
    • the whole period or stretch, particularly the span of an arch.
  • others:
    • To unyoke or unhitch (oxen from a wagon); unharness or unsaddle (a horse or horses).
    • To detach oxen from a wagon; thus, to encamp.
    • To stretch beyond the period or get to of.
    • To spread out or increase, as an arch.

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