spatchcock

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v spatchcock interpolate or insert (words) into a sentence or story
    • v spatchcock prepare for eating if or as if a spatchcock "spatchcock a guinea hen"
    • n spatchcock flesh of a chicken (or game bird) split down the back and grilled (usually immediately after being killed)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Spatchcock See Spitchcock.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spatchcock A fowl killed and immediately broiled, as for some sudden occasion.
    • spatchcock To kill and serve (a fowl) hastily, as a spatch-cock.
    • spatchcock To prepare (something) in haste for an emergency; in the extract, to insert hastily into a document.
    • spatchcock Milit., to punish by stretching upon the ground with arms and legs extended and fastened down.
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Usage

In literature:

He mentions running over a dog and complains of the ruinous price of 'spatchcocks' in Surrey.
"The World Set Free" by Herbert George Wells
He'll fetch that myte to glory if 'e 'as to spatchcock 'im!
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
Yes, two very young ones spatchcocked, and with plenty of black pepper and a little salt.
"The Witch Doctor and other Rhodesian Studies" by Frank Worthington
Why he should have spatchcocked a "p" into his name I don't know.
"Leaves in the Wind" by A. G. Gardiner
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In news:

This recipe was devised as an accompaniment to spatchcock stuffed chicken.
Spatchcocked Game Hens with Basil Marinade .
You Say 'Roast Turkey,' I Say 'Spatchcock'.
Spatchcock technique makes great grilled chicken.
View full size Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian To remove the backbone and spatchcock a chicken, a sharp knife works fine, but beginners may find it easier to use kitchen shears.
Spatchcock is a funny-sounding term that's both a verb and a noun.
Spatchcock - a funny word for a fast dinner.
I've been spending a lot of time spatchcocking lately.
Spatchcock technique makes great grilled chicken.
Spatchcock is a funny-sounding term that's both a verb and a noun.
Spatchcock - a funny word for a fast dinner.
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