(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"




  1. 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.
  2. A piece (of food etc.) having this shape.
    Can you cut me a wedge of cheese?
  3. A flank of cavalry acting to split some portion of an opposing army, charging in an inverted V formation.
  4. A type of iron club used for short, high trajectories.
  5. A group of geese or swans when they are in flight in a V formation.
  6. Wedge-heeled shoes.
  7. A quantity of money.
    I made a big fat wedge from that job.


  1. To support or secure using a wedge.
    I wedged open the window with a screwdriver.
  2. To force into a narrow gap.
    He had wedged the package between the wall and the back of the sofa.
  3. To work wet clay by cutting or kneading for the purpose of homogenizing the mass and expelling air bubbles.