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  1. wedge
    IPA[wej]
  2. noun

    • 1. a piece of wood, metal, or some other material having one thick end and tapering to a thin edge, that is driven between two objects or parts of an object to secure or separate them.

      Synonym : tapered block, chock, door stop
    • 2. an object or piece of something having the shape of a wedge:

      a wedge of cheese
      Synonym : triangle, tapered piece, segment, slice, section, chunk, lump, slab, hunk, block, wodge
    • 3. a formation of people or animals in the shape of a wedge.

    • 4. a golf club with a low, angled face for maximum loft.

    • 5. a golf shot made with a wedge.

    • 6. a shoe, typically having a fairly high heel, of which the heel and sole form a solid block, with no gap under the instep.

    • 7. a wedge heel.

    • 8. another term for dash

    verb

    • 1. fix in position using a wedge:

      the door was wedged open
    • 2. force into a narrow space:

      I wedged the bags into the back seat
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: wedge, 3rd person present: wedges, gerund or present participle: wedging, past tense: wedged, past participle: wedged

    • verb

      prepare (pottery clay) for use by cutting, kneading, and throwing down to homogenize it and remove air pockets.
    • noun

      a piece of wood, metal, etc. having one thick end and tapering to a thin edge, that is driven between two objects or parts of an object to secure or separate them:

      an object or piece of something shaped like a wedge:

    • verb

      fix in position using a wedge:

      force into a narrow space:

    • verb

      prepare (pottery clay) for use by cutting, kneading, and throwing down to homogenize it and remove air pockets.
    • noun

      a divisive political issue, especially one that is raised by a candidate for public office in hopes of attracting or alienating an opponent's supporters.
    • noun

      a salad consisting of a wedge of iceberg lettuce served with various toppings, typically blue cheese dressing and bacon:
    • noun

      a heavy, lofted iron with a flange on the bottom, used for hitting the ball out of sand.
    • noun

      a fast-moving group, as of police officers, linked together closely in a V-shaped formation, sometimes used to force a way through a crowd or to protect someone behind them.
    • noun

      a series of contiguous, uniformly shaded rectangles growing progressively darker, from white (or light gray) at one end to black (or dark gray) at the other.
    • adjective

      (of a solid object) tapering to a thin edge at one end.

      (of a plane shape) tapering to a point; V-shaped.

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