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wedge

 
Noun wedge has 7 senses
  1. wedge, wedge shape, cuneus - any shape that is triangular in cross section
    --1 is a kind of triangle, trigon, trilateral
    Derived form: verb wedge2
  2. bomber, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep - 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
    --2 is a kind of sandwich
  3. hacek, wedge - a diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as c) to indicate pronunciation
    --3 is a kind of diacritical mark, diacritic
  4. wedge heel, wedge - a heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe
    --4 is a kind of heel
    --4 is a part of wedgie
  5. wedge - (golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole
    --5 is a kind of
    iron
    --5 has particulars: pitching wedge; sand wedge
  6. wedge - something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them
    --6 is a kind of
    inclined plane
    --6 has particulars:
     ax head, axe head; colter, coulter; moldboard, mouldboard; plowshare, ploughshare, share; quoin, coign, coigne; shim
    Derived form: verb wedge2
  7. chock, wedge - a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object
    --7 is a kind of block
    --7 has particulars: sprag
Verb wedge has 2 senses
  1. lodge, wedge, stick, deposit - fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table"
    --1 is one way to fasten, fix, secure
    Sample sentence:
    They wedge the books into the box
  2. wedge, squeeze, force - squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
    --2 is one way to move, displace
    Derived forms: noun wedge1, noun wedge6
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
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