Wishbone Definition

wĭshbōn
wishbones
noun
wishbones
The forked clavicle in front of the breastbone of most birds; furcula.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World

(nautical) A spar in two parts, between which a sail is hoisted, the wishbone extending its clew.

Wiktionary
(nautical) Any sailing vessel rigged with a wishbone.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
wishing-bonemerry-thoughtfurculumfurculafourchetteformationclaviclebreastbonepulley bonelucky bone

Other Word Forms of Wishbone

Noun

Singular:
wishbone
Plural:
wishbones

Origin of Wishbone

  • From the superstition that when two people pull the bone apart a wish will be fulfilled for the person who retains the longer piece

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • wish +"Ž bone

    From Wiktionary

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