One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An advertisement, article, etc., that occupies the whole of two facing pages of a newspaper or magazine.
Of an advertisement, article, etc.: occupying the whole of two facing pages of a newspaper or magazine.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Printers' Ink. From full + spread.
full spread/ˌfʊl ˈsprɛd/
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