Turnspit

Definition of Turnspit

Turn´spit`
n.1.One who turns a spit; hence, a person engaged in some menial office.
His lordship is his majesty's turnspit.
- Burke.
2.(Zool.) A small breed of dogs having a long body and short crooked legs. These dogs were formerly much used for turning a spit on which meat was roasting.

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