- the forked clavicle in front of the breastbone of most birds; furcula: so called from the custom whereby two persons make wishes and snap a dried wishbone in two, the longer fragment being regarded as a sign that the holder's wish will be fulfilled
- ☆ Football an offensive formation in which the fullback lines up directly behind the quarterback and the two halfbacks line up to the rear and on either side of the fullback
See wishbone in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- The forked bone anterior to the breastbone of most birds, formed by the fusion of the clavicles.
- Football An offensive formation in which the halfbacks are positioned behind and to the left and right of the fullback.
Origin: From the superstition that when two people pull the bone apart a wish will be fulfilled for the person who retains the longer piece
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