Definition of wedge

Definition of wedge
  1. wedge Noun 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).
  2. wedge Noun A piece (of food etc.) having this shape.
  3. wedge Noun A flank of cavalry acting to split some portion of an opposing army, charging in an inverted V formation.
  4. wedge Noun A type of iron club used for short, high trajectories.
  5. wedge Noun A group of geese or swans when they are in flight in a V formation.
  6. wedge Noun Wedge-heeled shoes.
  7. wedge Noun A quantity of money.
  8. wedge Verb To support or secure using a wedge.
  9. wedge Verb To force into a narrow gap.
  10. wedge Verb To work wet clay by cutting or kneading for the purpose of homogenizing the mass and expelling air bubbles.
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