Meaning of WEDGE in English


~ 1

■ noun

1》 a piece of wood, metal, etc. with a thick end that tapers to a thin edge, that is driven between two objects or parts of an object to secure or separate them.

2》 a ~-shaped thing or piece.

↘a golf club with a low, angled face for maximum loft.

3》 a shoe with a fairly high heel forming a solid block with the sole.

4》 Brit. informal money or earnings.

■ verb

1》 fix in position using a ~.

2》 force into a narrow space.


drive a ~ between cause a breach between.

the thin end of the ~ informal an action of little intrinsic importance that is likely to lead to more serious developments.


OE wecg (n.), of Gmc origin.


~ 2

■ verb prepare (pottery clay) for use by cutting, kneading, and throwing down to homogenize it and remove air pockets.


C17: of unknown origin.

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