What does the word turnspit mean?

Usage examples for turnspit

  1. He was usually appointed to the honorable office of turnspit, when there was anything to roast, which was not often; for, to do the brothers justice, they were hardly less sparing upon themselves than upon other people. – Journeys Through Bookland V2 by Charles H. Sylvester
  2. He was usually appointed to the honourable office of turnspit, when there was anything to roast, which was not often; for, to do the brothers justice, they were hardly less sparing upon themselves than upon other people. – Famous Stories Every Child Should Know by Various
  3. Look at the liver chestnut the groom is riding- there's the horse for my money- so long and so low- a regular turnspit, and equal to any weight. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
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