1) A cooking device with a sharp-pointed metal rod, designed to impale pieces of meat for roasting at a fire.
1380 ij spites ferreas meliores, York
1458 gallows, rakkis, spittis de ferro in coquina, Howden
1462 j laver, j spit, ij cobyrens, Wawne
1546 one of my grett spittes and one little spitt and one pare of yron gallos, Wakefield
1612 j racke of iron and 2 spitts, Brafferton.