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  Definition of wedge
  1. a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object
  2. something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them
  3. (golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole
  4. a heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe
  5. a diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as c) to indicate pronunciation
  6. 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
  7. any shape that is triangular in cross section
  8. squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
  9. fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table"
Similar Words: chock, wedge heel, hacek, bomber, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, zep, wedge shape, cuneus, squeeze, force, lodge, stick, deposit

 

See Also: stick out, protrude, jut out, jut, project

 

Hyponyms: sprag, ax head, axe head, colter, coulter, moldboard, mouldboard, plowshare, ploughshare, share, quoin, coign, coigne, shim, pitching wedge, sand wedge, impact, compress, compact, pack together, redeposit

 

Part Meronyms: wedgie

 

Derivational Morphology: chock, squeeze, force, wedge shape, cuneus, lodgment, lodgement, lodging

 

Language Translations:
Chinese:   Dutch: wig  
Finnish: kiila   French: coin  
German: Keil   Hungarian: ék  
Italian: cuneo   Japanese:  
Korean: 쐐기   Latin: cuneus  
Lithuanian: vagis   Polish: klin  
Russian: клин   Spanish: cuña  
Swedish: kil  
 
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