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verb[WITH OBJECT]South African
Yoke (draft animals, typically oxen) in a team to a vehicle.
- ‘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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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.