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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wishbone, wishing bonenoun

    the furcula of a domestic fowl


  1. wishbonenoun

    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. wishbonenoun

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

  3. wishbonenoun

    Any sailing vessel rigged with a wishbone.


  1. wishbone

    A wishbone, also known as a furcula, is a forked bone found in birds, composed of the two clavicles fused together at the sternum. It is involved in the mechanics of flight, providing strength and flexibility to the bird's wings. In popular culture, the wishbone is often used in a tradition where two people break the bone apart, each making a wish, and the person who ends up with the larger piece is believed to have their wish granted.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wishbonenoun

    the forked bone in front of the breastbone in birds; -- called also merrythought, and wishing bone. See Merrythought, and Furculum


  1. Wishbone

    Wishbone is a television show that aired from 1995 to 1998 and reruns from 1998 to 2001 in the United States featuring a Jack Russell Terrier of the same name. The main character, the talking dog Wishbone, lives with his owner Joe Talbot in the fictional modern town of Oakdale, Texas. As he tends to daydream about being the lead character of stories from classic literature, drawing parallels between the stories and events in the lives of Joe and his friends, he was known as "the little dog with a big imagination". The show follows his daydreams, as Wishbone acts out a famous story from literature or folklore. Only the viewers and the characters in his daydreams can hear Wishbone speak. The show has won four Daytime Emmies, a Peabody Award, and honors from the Television Critics Association. Wishbone's exterior shots were filmed on the backlot of Lyrick Studios's teen division Big Feats! Entertainment in Allen, Texas, and its interior shots were filmed on a sound stage in a 50,000 square foot warehouse in Plano, Texas. The theme song was written by Tim Cissell and Lynn Adler.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wishbone in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wishbone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of wishbone in a Sentence

  1. Elaine Agather:

    The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.

  2. Clementine Paddleford:

    Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.

  3. Clementine Paddleford:

    Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be.

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