Definition of Spans

1. Noun. (plural of span) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of span) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spans

1. span [v] - See also: span

Lexicographical Neighbors of Spans

spanned
spannel
spannelling
spannels
spanner
spanner barb
spanner barbs
spannerless
spanners
spanning
spannings
spanokopita
spanokopitas
spanophilia
spans (current term)
spansule
spansules
spanwise
spanworm
spanworms
spar
spar buoy
sparable
sparables
sparada
sparadrap
sparagmos
sparapet
sparaxis

Literary usage of Spans

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Some engineers prefer this type for spans as long as 125 feet. ... Plate- girder spans over 70 feet long generally rest on pin bearings at each end, ..."

2. The Theory and Practice of Modern Framed Structures, Designed for the Use of by John Butler Johnson, Charles Walter Bryan, Frederick Eugene Turneaure, William Spaulding Kinne (1910)
"General Arrangement of spans.—A cantilever bridge is one in which one or more of its ... Two general arrangements of spans are illustrated in Figs, i and 2. ..."

3. The Theory and Practice of Modern Framed Structures: Designed for the Use of by John Butler Johnson, Charles Walter Bryan, Frederick Eugene Turneaure, William Spaulding Kinne (1910)
"General Arrangement of spans.—A cantilever bridge is one in which one or more of its ... Two general arrangements of spans are illustrated in Figs, i and 2. ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The side spans are erected first on staging and anchored to ... Typical Cantilever Bridge. centre span is sso ft. and the side spans 400 ft. ..."

5. Bridge Engineering by John Alexander Low Waddell (1916)
"119 Operating Ropes, Deflecting Sheaves for 117 Operating Ropes for Lift spans . . 115 Operating Ro|>es, Sheaves for, Deflecting 117 Operating Ropes, ..."

6. Structural Engineers' Handbook: Data for the Design and Construction of by Milo Smith Ketchum (1914)
"Through Plate Girder spans.—Show on top of sheet an elevation of the far girder as ... What is said under eclc spans " about showing bridge-seat, back wall, ..."

7. Structural Engineers' Handbook: Data for the Design and Construction of by Milo Smith Ketchum (1918)
"In skew spans it is always preferable to have an uneven number of panels in the ... Through Plate Girder spans.—Show on top of sheet an elevation of the far ..."

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