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- v. To hold out; to stretch forth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To hold out; to stretch forth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To hold out; stretch forth; extend forward: used especially of a spear.
Latin protendere, protensum; pro before, forth + tendere to stretch. (Wiktionary)