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Definition of "wedge" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • Something shaped like a wedge: a wedge of pie. (noun)
  • Downstate New York See submarine. See Regional Note at submarine. (noun)
  • A wedge-shaped formation, as in ground warfare. (noun)
  • Something that intrudes and causes division or disruption: His nomination drove a wedge into party unity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wedge" in a sentence
  • "MARCIANO: Well, we've been throwing around the term wedge and rope tornados quite a bit."
  • "MADISON: And I also think that evangelicals are on the margin of this political season, and Dobson is trying to figure a way of how they can get their value, what we called wedge issues four years ago, back into the political discourse."
  • "Not quite what we call a wedge tornado, but that is what we call a wedge tornado right there."