Definition of "turnspit" [turn•spit]

  • (noun) One that turns a roasting spit.
  • (noun) A roasting spit that can be turned.
  • (noun) A dog formerly used in a treadmill to turn a roasting spit.

Use "turnspit" in a sentence

  • "Buffon calls the turnspit the _Basset à jambes torses_, but some of the breed are said to have straight legs."
  • "At the mention of the word “wheel” several turnspit dogs, who had been brought to church as foot warmers, ran for the door."
  • "The picture above is of Whiskey, the last surviving specimen of a turnspit dog, albeit stuffed."

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