spitchcock

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Etymology[edit]

16th century. Possibly a corruption of split and cook.

Verb[edit]

spitchcock (third-person singular simple present spitchcocks, present participle spitchcocking, simple past and past participle spitchcocked)

  1. (transitive) To split (an eel) along the back and then broil it.

Noun[edit]

spitchcock (plural spitchcocks)

  1. Eel prepared by spitchcocking.

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