Pronunciation: (tûrn'spit"), [key]
1. a spit that rotates or can be rotated.
2. a mechanically or manually operated device for turning a spit on which meat is roasted.
3. a person who turns a spit.
4. a small dog having a long body and short legs, used formerly to work a treadmill that turned a spit.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.