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wingspan

, wingspread
the distance between the wing tips of an aircraft, bird, etc.

wingspan

The distance from one wing tip to the other. See span.
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These birds lived very much like some of the pterosaurs, the extinct flying reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs that achieved the largest wingspans of any flying creatures, reaching about 36 feet (11 meters).
BIG FLAP: The Marabou Stork's wingspan can reach 12ft.
In February, Wingspan acquired a JPMorgan Chase mortgage servicing facility in Melbourne, Florida.
director of Public Citizen's Health Research Group) and Kessler outlined their concerns about the Wingspan system in a 20-page letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret A.
Now, it is believed that 17 feet may be close to the maximum wingspan that can be achieved by a flying bird.
The largest of New York's bats, hoarys weigh two to seven times more than other New York bats and have a wingspan that measures up to 1 6 inches.
In the late 1990s, Stanford University's Flight Research Laboratory and what was then McDonnell Douglas, now part of Boeing, conducted test flights of a 17-foot wingspan, remotely piloted blended-body wing craft at El Mirage dry lake.
That's almost 6 times longer than the wingspan of a wandering albatross--the largest flying bird alive today.
It is smaller than your little finger and its wingspan is just 8 centimeters (3 inches).