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rotisserie (n.)

1868, "restaurant where meat is roasted on a spit," from French rôtisserie "shop selling cooked food, restaurant," from present-participle stem of rôtir "to roast," from Old French rostir (see roast (v.)). As an in-home cooking apparatus, attested by 1953. Manufacturers (or their copy writers) back-formed a verb, rotiss (1958). Rotisserie league (1980), a form of fantasy baseball, is based on La Rotisserie, the Manhattan restaurant where it was conceived.

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Definitions of rotisserie

rotisserie (n.)
an oven or broiler equipped with a rotating spit on which meat cooks as it turns;
rotisserie (n.)
a restaurant that specializes in roasted and barbecued meats;
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