(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 the letter 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"
- 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).
- Stick a wedge under the door, will you, it keeps blowing shut.
- A piece (of food etc.) having this shape.
- Can you cut me a wedge of cheese?
- A flank of cavalry acting to split some portion of an opposing army, charging in an inverted V formation.
- A type of iron club used for short, high trajectories.
- A group of geese or swans when they are in flight in a V formation.
- Wedge-heeled shoes.
- A quantity of money.
- I made a big fat wedge from that job.
- To support or secure using a wedge.
- I wedged open the window with a screwdriver.
- To force into a narrow gap.
- He had wedged the package between the wall and the back of the sofa.
- To work wet clay by cutting or kneading for the purpose of homogenizing the mass and expelling air bubbles.