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


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transitive verb

: to prepare (as a fowl) for eating as or as if a spatchcock
: 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 jumbledJohn Cheever

Word History



probably alteration of spitchcock

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“Spatchcock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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