[ UK /a‍ʊtspˈæn/ ]
  1. remove the yoke or harness from
    outspan the draft animals
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How To Use outspan In A Sentence

  • He brings his waggon with him, and outspans on some open space within the town. The Boer in Peace and War
  • At 9.30 that morning the column moved on again, reached outspan at twenty miles by 1.35 in the afternoon, rested for an hour and a half and pushed on again till a quarter before midnight, when it rode into Wilhelmsfeste. With Botha in the Field
  • And the care-free heart outspans Where the camp-fires star the slopes, And time and tears and the troubled past Seem lost in tomorrow's hopes. Canada Finds Her Voice
  • I at once went back and informed De Wet, who ordered the column to halt and outspan. With Steyn and De Wet
  • It was night as a rule before the column reached its camp, and there were some gorgeous pictures in the great outspanning commotion seen through dust clouds and the red sunset, and by light of many camp fires. The Relief of Mafeking How it Was Accomplished by Mahon's Flying Column; with an Account of Some Earlier Episodes in the Boer War of 1899-1900
  • You’re just jealous because a) of my Sylvia Plath’s cat remark a few weeks ago, and b) that my ass outspans your ass by a comfortable margin. quiz: how much of a smartass are you? « raincoaster
  • For miles and miles men were quickly at work sinking holes into the ground; camp-fires were flaming; teamsters were inspanning and outspanning their oxen, and wagons were creaking. Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania
  • We'll need those traps here, I guess," declared Charlie when the outspanning was going on. The Rogue Elephant The Boys' Big Game Series
  • Visit Hugo's; dinner Van As; outspan (rest); cigar grand. Woman's Endurance
  • There was nothing for it but to outspan and carry the heavy loads up the steep bank. With Steyn and De Wet
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