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- Hyphenation: wish‧bone
wishbone (plural wishbones)
- 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.
- (nautical) A spar in two parts, between which a sail is hoisted, the wishbone extending its clew.
- (nautical) Any sailing vessel rigged with a wishbone.
- (American football) A particular kind of offensive formation. See wishbone formation.
- Synonym: bone
wishbone m (plural wishbones)