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.

dates 1380 1458 1462 1546 1612

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