Definition of rotisserie in English:


Line breaks: ro¦tis|serie
Pronunciation: /rə(ʊ)ˈtɪs(ə)ri


  • 1A restaurant specializing in roasted or barbecued meat.
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    • Far from the ‘sauce brune’ you get at other rotisseries, sauces here include red curry and bamboo shoots, lemon, chilli and mango chutney and ginger with Asian mushrooms.
    • Ragueneau's pastry shop and rotisserie is abuzz with movement.
    • The proprietor of a famous bakery and rotisserie, he is known as a patron of the arts, and is also a poet himself.
  • 2A cooking appliance with a rotating spit for roasting and barbecuing meat.
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    • There are pizza ovens, griddles, infrared rotisseries, built-in woks, deep-fryers - you can customize your outdoor kitchen to suit the food you cook and the way you want to entertain.
    • Most spend an hour or two on a rotisserie, but some are oven-roasted, others grilled.
    • A poured concrete floor without mats made me cringe, but the windows were spotless, the sinks were empty, the rotisseries shiny and squeaky clean.


mid 19th century: from French rôtisserie, from rôtir 'to roast'.

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