Monday, August 02, 2010
Definitions for spatchcock
- To insert or interpolate, esp. in a forced or incongruous manner.
- A fowl that has been dressed and split open for grilling.
- To prepare and roast (a fowl) in this manner.
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Citations for spatchcock
Government business managers tend naturally to spatchcock what may appear to them as esoteric bills into business after 10 pm at night.
Though not paid for a rewrite and reluctant to do one, he nevertheless began to spatchcock a script from the various drafts.
Origin of spatchcock
Spatchcock is possibly an alteration of spitchcock, "an eel that is split, cut into pieces, and broiled or fried."