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Definition of rotisserie

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a restaurant specializing in broiled and barbecued meats
2 : an appliance fitted with a spit on which food is rotated before or over a source of heat


adjective, often capitalized

Definition of rotisserie (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being a sports league consisting of imaginary teams whose performance is based on the statistics of actual players a rotisserie baseball league

Examples of rotisserie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun That’s the price of a Costco rotisserie chicken, and it’s been that way since 2009., "$4.99," 31 Oct. 2019 Start by shredding the meat from a rotisserie chicken. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Buffalo Chicken Dip," 14 Nov. 2019 An electrical fire broke out from a rotisserie chicken warmer at Walmart Oct. 1. cleveland, "Man threatens neighbor, urinates on her floor: South Euclid Police Blotter," 10 Oct. 2019 Compatible with multiple cooking surfaces, this 12-inch option is ideal for cooking a rotisserie chicken, throwing together an ooey, gooey cheese casserole, or pan-searing salmon on the stovetop. Kelsey Mulvey, Popular Mechanics, "This Lodge Cast-Iron Pan Costs Just $20 at Walmart Now," 18 Sep. 2019 Chinese supermarkets, such as 99 Ranch, sell whole roasted ducks the way other supermarkets sell rotisserie chickens (which also taste great here). Los Angeles Times, "A new take on tomato basil salad," 14 Sep. 2019 For the chicken itself, use diced meat from a plump rotisserie chicken. Kate Williams, ajc, "Use these three tips for quick and easy chicken salad," 11 Sep. 2019 This is a bird that eats more like a rotisserie chicken than a roast chicken. Molly Baz, Bon Appétit, "Crispy Skin Isn't the End Game of Roast Chicken," 11 Sep. 2019 Add some of that rotisserie chicken, and dinner’s on the table. Tamar Haspel, Washington Post, "All processed food isn’t bad. We took a nutritionist shopping to find reasonable options.," 9 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Among the main courses are rotisserie chicken, pork chops and a burger, and also a whole black sea bass for two and a Florentine T-bone, also for two. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Leonelli Taberna Opens in NoMad," 19 June 2018 Other options include: A rotisserie lamb plate with tomato orzo au jus and a roll. Ann Maloney,, "New Orleans Greek Fest invites you to dine, wine on the bayou," 22 May 2018 On the menu: Classic chicken dishes plus rotisserie feasts and wings for large parties. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Lake County News-Sun, "Clucker's menu is all about chicken," 26 Mar. 2018 Color your chili white instead of red by substituting pulled rotisserie chicken for beef and white beans for the more traditional red kidney version. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A bird in hand: Rotisserie chicken is the answer to many a dinner," 5 Sep. 2017 Stir together rotisserie chicken meat, chipotle chile in adobo, ground cumin and garlic powder. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Chicken Taco Pizzas," 26 June 2017

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First Known Use of rotisserie


1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1980, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rotisserie


French rôtisserie, from Middle French rostisserie, from rostir to roast — more at roast


from La Rotisserie Française, restaurant in New York City where a group of fans began the organization of a fantasy baseball league in 1979

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6 Dec 2019

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“Rotisserie.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of rotisserie

: a piece of equipment that turns meat over a source of heat so that it cooks on all sides

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