Meaning of roasting-jack in English:

roasting-jack

Pronunciation /ˈrəʊstɪŋdʒak/

noun

historical
  • A device for turning a spit for roasting meat over an open fire.

    Early devices were worked by weights or springs; later ones often used currents of hot air or had clockwork mechanisms.

Origin

Late 17th century. From roasting + Jack.