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Meaning & Definition of Wedge in English

English

Wedge

/wɛʤ/

noun

1. Any shape that is triangular in cross section

    synonym:
  • wedge
  • ,
  • wedge shape
  • ,
  • cuneus

2. 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
    synonym:
  • bomber
  • ,
  • grinder
  • ,
  • hero
  • ,
  • hero sandwich
  • ,
  • hoagie
  • ,
  • hoagy
  • ,
  • Cuban sandwich
  • ,
  • Italian sandwich
  • ,
  • poor boy
  • ,
  • sub
  • ,
  • submarine
  • ,
  • submarine sandwich
  • ,
  • torpedo
  • ,
  • wedge
  • ,
  • zep

3. A diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation

    synonym:
  • hacek
  • ,
  • wedge

4. A heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe

    synonym:
  • wedge heel
  • ,
  • wedge

5. (golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole

    synonym:
  • wedge

6. Something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a v) that can be pushed between two things to separate them

    synonym:
  • wedge

7. A block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object

    synonym:
  • chock
  • ,
  • wedge

verb

1. Put, fix, force, or implant

  • "Lodge a bullet in the table"
  • "Stick your thumb in the crack"
    synonym:
  • lodge
  • ,
  • wedge
  • ,
  • stick
  • ,
  • deposit

2. Squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

  • "I squeezed myself into the corner"
    synonym:
  • wedge
  • ,
  • squeeze
  • ,
  • force