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rotisserie

[roh-tis-uh-ree] /roʊˈtɪs ə ri/
noun
1.
a small broiler with a motor-driven spit, for barbecuing fowl, beef, etc.
verb (used with object), rotisseried, rotisseriing.
2.
to broil on a rotisserie.
Origin of rotisserie
1865-1870
1865-70; < French: roasting place
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rotisserie

/rəʊˈtɪsərɪ/
noun
1.
a rotating spit on which meat, poultry, etc, can be cooked
2.
a shop or restaurant where meat is roasted to order
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Old French rostir to roast
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Word Origin and History for rotisserie
n.

1868, "restaurant where meat is roasted on a spit," from French rôtisserie "shop selling cooked food, restaurant," from present participle stem of rôtir "to roast," from Old French rostir (see roast (v.)). As an in-home cooking apparatus, attested from 1953. Manufacturers (or their copy writers) back-formed a verb, rotiss (1958). Rotisserie league (1980), a form of fantasy baseball, is based on La Rotisserie, the Manhattan restaurant where it was conceived.

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