Wedge definitions

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A piece of material, such as metal or wood, thick at one edge and tapered to a thin edge at the other for insertion in a narrow crevice, used for splitting, tightening, securing, or levering.
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An iron golf club with a very slanted face, used to lift the ball sharply upward, as from sand.
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A shoe having a heel that extends across the shank to the half sole, forming a continuous undersurface.
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A piece of hard material, as wood or metal, tapering from a thick back to a thin edge that can be driven or forced into a narrow opening, as to split wood, lift a heavy weight, or fix something firmly in place.
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One of the various triangular marks that are the basic structural elements of cuneiform writing symbols.
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Anything shaped like a wedge or having a wedge-shaped part [a wedge of pie, a lime wedge]
  • A wedge-shaped stroke in cuneiform writing.
  • A wedge-shaped tactical formation, as of troops.
  • An iron with a specially weighted head and the face angled to give the most loft, as for shots out of bunkers.
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In snow skiing, the snowplow.
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Any action or procedure that serves to open the way for a gradual change, disruption, intrusion, etc.
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To split or force apart with or as if with a wedge.

Wedged the board away from the stud; neighbors who were wedged apart by a dispute.

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To push or be forced as or like a wedge.
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To fix in place or tighten with a wedge.

Wedged the window frame to be level.

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To split or force apart with or as with a wedge.
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To crowd or squeeze into a limited space.

Wedged the books into the backpack.

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To fix firmly in place by driving a wedge or wedges under, beside, etc.
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To force or pack (in)
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To force or crowd together in a narrow space.
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The definition of a wedge is a tool used to split something into pieces or the shape of anything that has two edges that meet at a point.

An example of wedge is a metal tool used to split wood.

An example of wedge is a slice of pie.

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One of the simple machines; a piece of material, such as metal or wood, thick at one edge and tapered to a thin edge at the other for insertion in a narrow crevice, used for splitting, tightening, securing, or levering (Wikipedia article).

Stick a wedge under the door, will you? It keeps blowing shut.

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(geometry) A five-sided polyhedron with a rectangular base, two rectangular or trapezoidal sides meeting in an edge, and two triangular ends.
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Wedge is defined as to separate or split with a hard object in a shape with two sides meeting at a point or to fit into a narrow space.

An example of wedge is to split a tree trunk with a wedged shaped hammer.

An example of wedge is to shove a foot into a shoe that is too small.

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A piece (of food etc.) having this shape.

Can you cut me a wedge of cheese?

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(figuratively) Something that creates a division, gap or distance between things.
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(archaic) A flank of cavalry acting to split some portion of an opposing army, charging in an inverted V formation.
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(phonetics) The IPA character <ʌ>, which denotes an open-mid back unrounded vowel.
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A technical formation on a price chart that resembles a triangle in its shape and the amount of time it takes to form. A wedge is created when two converging trend lines come together at an apex. The wedge usually lasts more than a month but not more than three months. Typically, the wedge is slanted either upwards or downwards. The wedge slants against the current trend. A falling wedge (which looks like a flag pointing down) is considered bullish; a rising wedge is considered bearish.
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(golf) A type of iron club used for short, high trajectories.
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(UK, Cambridge University, slang) The person whose name stands lowest on the list of the classical tripos.

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Something shaped like a wedge.

A wedge of pie.

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A wedge-shaped formation, as in ground warfare.
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Something that intrudes and causes division or disruption.

His nomination drove a wedge into party unity.

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Something that forces an opening or a beginning.

A wedge in the war on poverty.

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A group of geese or swans when they are in flight in a V formation.
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(in the plural) Wedge-heeled shoes.
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(colloquial, UK) A quantity of money.

I made a big fat wedge from that job.

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(typography, US) = háček.
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To support or secure using a wedge.

I wedged open the window with a screwdriver.

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To force into a narrow gap.

He had wedged the package between the wall and the back of the sofa.

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To work wet clay by cutting or kneading for the purpose of homogenizing the mass and expelling air bubbles.
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Origin of wedge

From Wedgewood, surname of the person who occupied this position on the first list of 1828.