Definition of spit dog in English:

spit dog


  • A firedog with a hook on its upright for supporting a spit.

    • ‘Only this time, instead of the furry spit dogs, he was lying next to the warm body of a naked woman.’
    • ‘The hold also boast an extensive kennel set up, where they breed hunting and spit dogs.’
    • ‘This means cleaning out the old ash from the hearths, making sure they are clean, as are any of the roast spits, making sure the spit dogs are fed, watered and looked after.’