Smokejack meaning

smōkjak
A device which turns a fireplace roasting spit, taking its power from a wheel rotated by the heated air rising in the chimney.
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A device for turning a spit by means of a fly or wheel moved by the current of ascending air in a chimney.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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