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wedge

noun (n)

  • any shape that is triangular in cross section (noun.shape)
    Synonym: cuneus, wedge shape
    source: wordnet30
  • a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States (noun.food)
    source: wordnet30
  • a diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation (noun.communication)
    Synonym: hacek
    source: wordnet30
  • a heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: wedge heel
    source: wordnet30
  • (golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: chock
    source: wordnet30
  • A piece of metal, or other hard material, thick at one end, and tapering to a thin edge at the other, used in splitting wood, rocks, etc., in raising heavy bodies, and the like. It is one of the six elementary machines called the mechanical powers. See Illust. of Mechanical powers, under Mechanical. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • put, fix, force, or implant (verb.contact)
    Synonym: deposit, lodge, stick
    Antonym: dislodge, free
    source: wordnet30
  • squeeze like a wedge into a tight space (verb.contact)
    Synonym: force, squeeze
    source: wordnet30
  • To cleave or separate with a wedge or wedges, or as with a wedge; to rive. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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