distance or part between the supports of an arch or a bridge
a stretch between two thing, especially in time; period
a length of time over which the stated thing continues or works well
"the job was finished in the span of an hour"
"Rivers traverse the valley floor"
"The parking lot spans 3 acres"
"The novel spans three centuries"
The top stone platform..was..about seventy spans across.
出自： I. Watson
Fairchild's finger span is such that..he can grip a basketball in his..hand.
出自： J. C. Oates
She spann'd The quick invisible strings [of the lute].
How your plump arms..have dropped away! Why, I can span them!