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spatchcock

noun spatch·cock \ˈspachˌkäk\

Definition of spatchcock

plural

-s

  1. :  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 spatch·cock \"\

Definition of spatchcock

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. 1 :  to prepare (as a fowl) for eating as or as if a spatchcock

  2. 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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