Definition of "wedging" []

  • A block of solid material, esp wood or metal, that is shaped like a narrow V in cross section and can be pushed or driven between two objects or parts of an object in order to split or secure them (noun)
  • Any formation, structure, or substance in the shape of a wedge (noun)
  • Something such as an idea, action, etc, that tends to cause division (noun)
  • A shoe with a wedge heel (noun)
  • A club with a face angle of more than 50°, used for bunker shots (sand wedge) or pitch shots (pitching wedge) (noun)
  • A wedge-shaped extension of the high pressure area of an anticyclone, narrower than a ridge (noun)
  • A wedge-shaped device, formerly of wood, now usually of hollow steel, for hammering into a crack to provide an anchor point (noun)
  • Any of the triangular characters used in cuneiform writing (noun)
  • (formerly) a body of troops formed in a V-shape (noun)
  • A strip of glass coated in such a way that it is clear at one end but becomes progressively more opaque towards the other end: used in making measurements of transmission density (noun)
  • A bribe (noun)
  • To secure with or as if with a wedge (verb)
  • To squeeze or be squeezed like a wedge into a narrow space (verb)
  • To force apart or divide with or as if with a wedge (verb)
  • Present participle of wedge. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "wedging" in a sentence
  • "I groped my way back to my couch over the ruins of the steward's crockery, and, by a judicious use of padding, succeeded in wedging myself in tight, and so slept soundly till morning."
  • "Her disciple, George MacReady Price, came up with the idea of wedging all of geology into the Noachian Flood."
  • "She caught the white of his shirt, and a boot slid into the opening, wedging the door open."
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