Spitchcock
Spitchcock Spitch"cock`, v. t. [1st spit + cock.] (Cookery) To split (as an eel) lengthwise, and broil it, or fry it in hot fat. [1913 Webster]

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  • Spitchcock — Spitch cock , n. (Cookery) An eel split and broiled. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spitchcock — grilled, fried or roasted eels, cut into small pieces or split lengthwise and flattened, with breadcrumbs and herbs …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • spitchcock — /spich kok /, n. 1. an eel that is split, cut into pieces, and broiled or fried. v.t. 2. to split, cut up, and broil or fry (an eel). 3. to treat severely. [1590 1600; orig. obscure] * * * …   Universalium

  • spitchcock — 1. verb To split an eel along the back and then broil it. 2. noun Eel prepared by spitchcocking …   Wiktionary

  • spitchcock — noun an eel that has been split and grilled or fried. verb prepare (an eel or other fish) in this way. Origin C15: of unknown origin; cf. spatchcock …   English new terms dictionary

  • spitchcock — spitch·cock …   English syllables

  • spitchcock — spitch•cock [[t]ˈspɪtʃˌkɒk[/t]] n. 1) coo an eel that is split, cut into pieces, and broiled or fried 2) coo to split, cut up, and broil or fry (an eel) 3) cvb to treat severely • Etymology: 1590–1600; orig. obscure …   From formal English to slang

  • spitchcock — /ˈspɪtʃkɒk/ (say spichkok) noun 1. an eel, split, cut into pieces, and grilled or fried. –verb (t) 2. to split, cut up, and grill or fry (an eel, chicken, etc.). 3. Rare to treat severely. {origin uncertain} …   Australian English dictionary

  • spitchcock —   n. eel split and grilled or fried …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • spitchcock — n. & v. n. an eel split and broiled. v.tr. prepare (an eel, fish, bird, etc.) in this way. Etymology: 16th c.: orig. unkn.: cf. SPATCHCOCK …   Useful english dictionary

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