1. noun
a) Chicken meat when prepared by spatchcocking. (See below.)
b) A rushed effort.
2. verb
a) To cut poultry along the spine and spread the halves apart, for more even cooking when grilled.

spatchcocked chicken

b) To interpolate, insert or sandwich (in or into)

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