smokejack

[ smohk-jak ]
/ ˈsmoʊkˌdʒæk /

noun

an apparatus for turning a roasting spit, set in motion by the current of ascending gases in a chimney.

Origin of smokejack

First recorded in 1665–75; smoke + jack1
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British Dictionary definitions for smokejack

smokejack
/ (ˈsməʊkˌdʒæk) /

noun

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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