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wishbone (n.)

also wish-bone, 1860, from wish (n.) + bone (n.); so called from the custom of making a wish while pulling the bone in two with another person. The wishbone breaking custom dates to the early 17c., when the bone was a merrythought.

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Definitions of wishbone from WordNet

wishbone (n.)
the furcula of a domestic fowl;
Synonyms: wishing bone
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