turnspit

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noun turn·spit \-ˌspit\

Definition of turnspit

  1. 1a :  one that turns a spit; specifically :  a small dog formerly used in a treadmill to turn a spitb :  a roasting jack

  2. 2 :  a rotatable spit

1570

First Known Use of turnspit

1570

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