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Definition of "wedge-shaped" []

  • Having the shape of a wedge; cuneiform. (adjective)
  • Broad and truncate at the summit, and tapering down to the base. (adjective)
  • Shaped like a wedge (adjective)

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Use "wedge-shaped" in a sentence
  • "But when Bottéro started translating the wedge-shaped cuneiform writing, he discovered that the tablets held a collection of about 40 recipes dating back to around 1600 B.C.—making them not just the first Iraqi recipes or the first Middle Eastern recipes, but the first recipes, that we know of, in the history of the world."
  • "A notably restrained tilt-top center table is a masterpiece of veneering, the exquisite flame-grained figuration of the circular top achieved with a "book-matched" series of wedge-shaped veneer sections meticulously sliced from a single root crotch of a mahogany tree."
  • "The cumulative damage can contribute to the formation of cataracts and pterigia, raised wedge-shaped growths on the eye that can cause irritation and even obstructed vision."