Examples from the Web for wishbone
To Wishbone Valley, where you will see the spirits of my ancestors eaten by your family.
Cut in sharp at the point of the breastbone, turning the knife and cutting away the wishbone with the meat.Every Step in Canning|Grace Viall Gray
And all the other objects scarcely breathed while they watched the children as they took the wishbone from the shelf.Friendly Fairies|Johnny Gruelle
Turkey Proudfoot's wishbone seemed to be trying to come up into his month.The Tale of Turkey Proudfoot|Arthur Scott Bailey
She's the only one in school who has one like that—an owl's head in a wishbone, you know.The Little Colonel at Boarding-School|Annie Fellows Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for wishbone
Word Origin for wishbone
Word Origin and History for wishbone
1860, from wish + 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.