Pronunciation: (spach'kok"), [key]
a fowl that has been dressed and split open for grilling.
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.
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