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spatchcock

noun spatch·cock \ ˈspachˌkäk \

Definition of spatchcock

plural -s
:a fowl split and grilled usually immediately after being killed and dressed

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Origin and Etymology of spatchcock

probably alteration of spitchcock


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spatchcock

transitive verb \ " \

Definition of spatchcock

-ed/-ing/-s
1 :to prepare (as a fowl) for eating as or as if a spatchcock
2 :to introduce by or as if by interpolation or insertion
  • task of attempting to spatchcock the new evidence into an existing framework
  • Times Literary Supplement
  • all the random majesty of the place appeared spatchcocked, rectified, and jumbled
  • —John Cheever

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