Definition of wishbone noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈwɪʃbəʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪʃboʊn//
Parts of animals
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a V-shaped bone between the neck and breast of a chicken, duck, etc. When the bird is eaten, this bone is sometimes pulled apart by two people, and the person who gets the larger part can make a wish. See related entries: Parts of animals
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: wishbone