- A servant (or a small dog running on a treadmill) whose job was to turn a spit on which meat was roasting.More example sentences
- A house might have several turnspits, and each might be required to work the wheel for a number of hours.
- In a few years’ time, these noble youths would all be knighted and leave the kitchen behind, but the turnspits and the scullions would still be there.
More definitions of turnspitDefinition of turnspit in:
- The US English dictionary