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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