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  • v. To yoke oxen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To yoke or harness, as oxen to a vehicle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To yoke to a vehicle; make ready by yoking up: as, to inspan the oxen or the wagon. See outspan.
  • To yoke oxen to a cart, especially in preparation for a journey: as, they inspanned and started.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. attach a yoke or harness to

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in +‎ span (Wiktionary)

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