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Meaning of TURNSPIT

Pronunciation:  'turn`spit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a roasting spit that can be turned
 

TURNSPIT is a 8 letter word that starts with T.

 

 See Also: spit

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Turn"spit`\, n.
1. One who turns a spit; hence, a person engaged in some
   menial office.

         His lordship is his majesty's turnspit. --Burke.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A small breed of dogs having a long body and
   short crooked legs. These dogs were formerly much used for
   turning a spit on which meat was roasting.

 

 

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