- an eel that is split, cut into pieces, and broiled or fried.
- to split, cut up, and broil or fry (an eel).
- to treat severely.
Origin of spitchcock
First recorded in 1590–1600; origin obscure
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- an eel split and grilled or friedCompare spatchcock
Word Origin for spitchcock
C16: of unknown origin; see spatchcock
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