spatchcock

[spach-kok] /ˈspætʃˌkɒk/
noun
1.
a fowl that has been dressed and split open for grilling.
verb (used with object)
2.
to prepare and roast (a fowl) in this manner.
3.
to insert or interpolate, especially in a forced or incongruous manner:
"Additional information has been spatchcocked into the occasional random footnote."
Origin
1775–85; apparently alteration of spitchcock; popular interpretation as shortening of dispatch cock is probably specious
British Dictionary definitions for spatchcock
spatchcock (ˈspætʃˌkɒk)
 
n
1.  Compare spitchcock a chicken or game bird split down the back and grilled
 
vb
2.  to interpolate (words, a story, etc) into a sentence, narrative, etc, esp inappropriately
 
[C18: perhaps variant of spitchcock eel when prepared and cooked]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source

Tile value for spatchcock

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends