an apparatus for turning a roasting spit, set in motion by the current of ascending gases in a chimney.
Origin of smokejack
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a device formerly used for turning a roasting spit, operated by the movement of ascending gases in a chimney
Word Origin for smokejack
C17: from smoke + jack 1
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