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[roh-tis-uh-ree] /roʊˈtɪs ə ri/
a small broiler with a motor-driven spit, for barbecuing fowl, beef, etc.
verb (used with object), rotisseried, rotisseriing.
to broil on a rotisserie.
Origin of rotisserie
1865-70; < French: roasting place Unabridged
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Examples from the web for rotisserie
  • Two electrical receptacles, located on the cooking side of the counter, supply power for small appliances or a rotisserie.
  • The kitchen included a six-burner stove and even a rotisserie.
  • For example, many grocery stores sell hot roasted chicken from a rotisserie.
  • Moreover, consumption of rotisserie chicken at fast-food outlets further augmented the demand for poultry products.
  • Some groceries sell heated rotisserie chicken, salads that are already made and bowls of soup that are ready to eat.
British Dictionary definitions for rotisserie


a rotating spit on which meat, poultry, etc, can be cooked
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

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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