[ spich-kok ]
/ ˈspɪtʃˌkɒk /
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an eel that is split, cut into pieces, and broiled or fried.
verb (used with object)
to split, cut up, and broil or fry (an eel).
to treat severely.
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Origin of spitchcock
First recorded in 1590–1600; origin obscure
Words nearby spitchcock
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British Dictionary definitions for spitchcock
/ (ˈspɪtʃˌkɒk) /
an eel split and grilled or friedCompare spatchcock
Word Origin for spitchcock
C16: of unknown origin; see spatchcock
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