doesn't mean what you think it does. It is a term that refers to meat preparation thatprobably originated in Ireland. To spatchcock a chicken or a hen, use kitchen shears to cut out the backbone. Flatten the bird and tuck the wings in front of the fleshy part of the breast that has just been exposed. Spatchcock.
Who comes up with these terms?
And how old am I that I think this a funny word?