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spatch·cock

 (spăch′kŏk)
n.
A dressed and split fowl for roasting or grilling.
tr.v. spatch·cocked, spatch·cock·ing, spatch·cocks
1. To prepare (a dressed fowl) for roasting or grilling by splitting open.
2. To introduce or interpose, especially in a labored or unsuitable manner: "Some excerpts from a Renaissance mass are spatchcocked into Gluck's pallid Don Juan music" (Alan Rich).

[Perhaps short for dispatch cock, a cock or chicken that has been killed and dressed in summary manner (from dispatch + cock), or perhaps alteration of spitchcock, an eel cut into short pieces, dressed with bread crumbs, and broiled (of unknown origin).]

spatchcock

(ˈspætʃˌkɒk)
n
(Cookery) a chicken or game bird split down the back and grilled. Compare spitchcock
vb (tr)
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) to interpolate (words, a story, etc) into a sentence, narrative, etc, esp inappropriately
[C18: perhaps variant of spitchcock eel when prepared and cooked]

spatch•cock

(ˈspætʃˌkɒk)

n.
1. a fowl that has been dressed and split open for grilling.
v.t.
2. to prepare and roast (a fowl) in this manner.
3. to insert or interpolate, esp. in a forced or incongruous manner.
[1775–85; appar. alter. of spitchcock]

spatchcock


Past participle: spatchcocked
Gerund: spatchcocking

Imperative
spatchcock
spatchcock
Present
I spatchcock
you spatchcock
he/she/it spatchcocks
we spatchcock
you spatchcock
they spatchcock
Preterite
I spatchcocked
you spatchcocked
he/she/it spatchcocked
we spatchcocked
you spatchcocked
they spatchcocked
Present Continuous
I am spatchcocking
you are spatchcocking
he/she/it is spatchcocking
we are spatchcocking
you are spatchcocking
they are spatchcocking
Present Perfect
I have spatchcocked
you have spatchcocked
he/she/it has spatchcocked
we have spatchcocked
you have spatchcocked
they have spatchcocked
Past Continuous
I was spatchcocking
you were spatchcocking
he/she/it was spatchcocking
we were spatchcocking
you were spatchcocking
they were spatchcocking
Past Perfect
I had spatchcocked
you had spatchcocked
he/she/it had spatchcocked
we had spatchcocked
you had spatchcocked
they had spatchcocked
Future
I will spatchcock
you will spatchcock
he/she/it will spatchcock
we will spatchcock
you will spatchcock
they will spatchcock
Future Perfect
I will have spatchcocked
you will have spatchcocked
he/she/it will have spatchcocked
we will have spatchcocked
you will have spatchcocked
they will have spatchcocked
Future Continuous
I will be spatchcocking
you will be spatchcocking
he/she/it will be spatchcocking
we will be spatchcocking
you will be spatchcocking
they will be spatchcocking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spatchcocking
you have been spatchcocking
he/she/it has been spatchcocking
we have been spatchcocking
you have been spatchcocking
they have been spatchcocking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spatchcocking
you will have been spatchcocking
he/she/it will have been spatchcocking
we will have been spatchcocking
you will have been spatchcocking
they will have been spatchcocking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spatchcocking
you had been spatchcocking
he/she/it had been spatchcocking
we had been spatchcocking
you had been spatchcocking
they had been spatchcocking
Conditional
I would spatchcock
you would spatchcock
he/she/it would spatchcock
we would spatchcock
you would spatchcock
they would spatchcock
Past Conditional
I would have spatchcocked
you would have spatchcocked
he/she/it would have spatchcocked
we would have spatchcocked
you would have spatchcocked
they would have spatchcocked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spatchcock - flesh of a chicken (or game bird) split down the back and grilled (usually immediately after being killed)
chicken, poulet, volaille - the flesh of a chicken used for food
Verb1.spatchcock - prepare for eating if or as if a spatchcock; "spatchcock a guinea hen"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
machinate, devise, prepare, organise, organize, get up - arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"
2.spatchcock - interpolate or insert (words) into a sentence or story
slip in, stick in, sneak in, insert - insert casually; "She slipped in a reference to her own work"
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