Wedge Meaning and Definition


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Wedge meaning

Word: Wedge

How to pronounce: weʤ

Noun

Definitions:

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.

Example sentences: "An anchorage consists of a cast-iron bearing plate and special wedges to secure the strand inside the anchor housing."

Verb

Definitions:

1. Fix in position using a wedge.

Example sentences: "The door was wedged open"

2. Force into a narrow space.

Example sentences: "I wedged the bags into the back seat"

Transitive verb

Definitions:

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


Synonyms:

shims

spike

gusset

jam

chock

stick

prism

cut in

squeeze

cotter

shim

cram

shoehorn


Derivations:

wedged

wedging


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Wedge in Other Languages...

Spanish: Cuña

German: Keil

French: Caler

Italian: Cuneo

Turkish: Kama


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