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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a roasting spit that can be turned;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Turnspit \Turn"spit`\, n. 1. One who turns a spit; hence, a person engaged in some menial office. [1913 Webster] His lordship is his majesty's turnspit. --Burke. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

turnspit n 1: a roasting spit that can be turned