smokejack

smokejack

[smohk-jak]
noun
an apparatus for turning a roasting spit, set in motion by the current of ascending gases in a chimney.

Origin:
1665–75; smoke + jack1

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smokejack (ˈsməʊkˌdʒæk)
 
n
a device formerly used for turning a roasting spit, operated by the movement of ascending gases in a chimney
 
[C17: from smoke + jack1]

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