spatchcock

spatchcock

[spach-kok]
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

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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]

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