Meaning of spatchcock

spatch•cock

Pronunciation: (spach'kok"), [key]
— n.
  1. a fowl that has been dressed and split open for grilling.
—v.t.
  1. to prepare and roast (a fowl) in this manner.
  2. to insert or interpolate, esp. in a forced or incongruous manner: Additional information has been spatchcocked into the occasional random footnote.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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