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“… succulent piece once the wishbone is out …”

meanings of wishbone


  1. Any sailing vessel rigged with a wishbone.
  2. 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.
  3. A spar in two parts, between which a sail is hoisted, the wishbone extending its clew.
  4. A particular kind of offensive formation. See wishbone formation.