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Noun: wedge  wej
  1. Something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them
  2. Any shape that is triangular in cross section
    - wedge shape, cuneus
  3. A diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation
    - hacek
  4. A heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe
    - wedge heel
  5. (golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole
  6. A block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object
    - chock
  7. [US, informal] 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
    - bomber [US, informal], grinder [US, informal], hero [N. Amer], hero sandwich [N. Amer], hoagie [N. Amer], hoagy [N. Amer], Cuban sandwich [N. Amer], Italian sandwich [N. Amer], poor boy [N. Amer], sub [N. Amer, informal], submarine [N. Amer], submarine sandwich [N. Amer], torpedo [US], zep [N. Amer]
Verb: wedge  wej
  1. Put, fix, force, or implant
    "wedge a bullet in the table";
    - lodge, stick, deposit
  2. Force to fit into (or through) a tight space
    "I wedged myself into the corner";
    - squeeze, force, squash, sardine [informal]

Derived forms: wedging, wedges, wedged

See also: protrude

Type of: block, diacritic, diacritical mark, displace, fasten, fix, heel, inclined plane, iron, move, sandwich, sarnie [Brit, informal], secure, triangle, trigon, trilateral

Part of: wedgie

Encyclopedia: Wedge, Minneapolis