Definition of inspan in English:

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inspan

Pronunciation: /inˈspan/

verb (inspans, inspanning, inspanned)

[with object] South African
Yoke (draft animals, typically oxen) in a team to a vehicle.
Example sentences
  • The waentjies had functioning disselbooms, jukke and skeie complete with carefully cut riempies spantoue for inspanning the oxen.

Origin

Early 19th century: from Dutch inspannen 'to stretch', from in- 'in' + spannen 'to span'.

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