spatchcock

noun
spatch·​cock | \ ˈspachˌkäk \
plural -s

Definition of spatchcock

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

spatchcock

transitive verb
\ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of spatchcock (Entry 2 of 2)

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 frameworkTimes Literary Supplement all the random majesty of the place appeared spatchcocked, rectified, and jumbled— John Cheever

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History and Etymology for spatchcock

Noun

probably alteration of spitchcock

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“Spatchcock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spatchcock. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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