from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The forked bone anterior to the breastbone of most birds, formed by the fusion of the clavicles.
- noun Football An offensive formation in which the halfbacks are positioned behind and to the left and right of the fullback.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The furcula, or merrythought of a fowl. Also
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The forked bone in front of the breastbone in birds; -- called also
merrythought, and wishing bone. See merrythought, and furculum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun 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 charmin some countries.
- noun nautical A
sparin two parts, between which a sailis hoisted, the wishbone extending its clew.
- noun nautical Any sailing vessel rigged with a wishbone.
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- noun the furcula of a domestic fowl
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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There he developed a formation with three running backs that came to be known as the wishbone because the positioning of the backfield formed a "Y" or wishbone shape.
* Previously: Memo paper with a built in wishbone.
* Previously: Wishpaper: The memo paper with a built in wishbone.
` ` We simply couldn't stop them, '' said Bowden of the Georgia Tech spread option offense he called a wishbone attack.
` ` We executed at a high level, '' said Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, architect of the scheme that harkens back to an era when offenses such as the wishbone were all the rage.
These simple directions don't require getting beat over the head with a drumstick, nor will you need to break a wishbone in order to achieve the perfect bird.
"Me fail english, that unpossible" - Ralph Wiggum but the wishbone is a variation of the tee formation.
T. fournieri, also known as the wishbone flower, makes a good model system because its ovaries, or embryo sacs, protrude from the base of the flower, plant biologist Tetsuya Higashiyama of Nagoya University in Japan and his colleagues note in the new study.
While both of the two main arms of the "wishbone" carry the traveler over the Sierras, the roads are wonderfully different.
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About this time, the Reds adopted a uniform logo of the now-familiar "wishbone" C, with