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Meaning of spitchcock

spitch•cock

Pronunciation: (spich'kok"), [key]
— n.
  1. an eel that is split, cut into pieces, and broiled or fried.
—v.t.
  1. to split, cut up, and broil or fry (an eel).
  2. to treat severely.
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