wishbone
noun Etymology: from the superstition that when two persons pull it apart the one getting the longer fragment will have a wish granted Date: 1847 1. a forked bone in front of the breastbone in a bird consisting chiefly of the two clavicles fused at their median or lower end 2. a variation of the T formation in which the halfbacks line up farther from the line of scrimmage than the fullback does

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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