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transitive verbinspans, inspanning, inspanned[with object]South African
Yoke (draft animals, typically oxen) in a team to a vehicle.‘Duma inspanned sixteen of his best cattle’
- ‘The waentjies had functioning disselbooms, jukke and skeie complete with carefully cut riempies spantoue for inspanning the oxen.’
Early 19th century from Dutch inspannen ‘to stretch’, from in- ‘in’ + spannen ‘to span’.
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