wishbone

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

wish +‎ bone

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  • Hyphenation: wish‧bone

Noun[edit]

wishbone (plural wishbones)

  1. A forked bone between the neck and breast of a bird consisting chiefly of the two clavicles fused at their median or lower end, regarded as a lucky charm in some countries.
  2. (nautical) A spar in two parts, between which a sail is hoisted, the wishbone extending its clew.
  3. (nautical) Any sailing vessel rigged with a wishbone.

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Noun[edit]

wishbone m (plural wishbones)

  1. (nautical) wishbone