verb (used with object), wedged, wedg·ing.
verb (used without object), wedged, wedg·ing.
- wedekind, frank,
- wedge bone,
- wedge heel,
- wedge issue,
- wedge pressure,
- wedge resection
Origin of wedge
Regional variation note
Examples from the Web for wedge
In recent years there have been many issues driving a wedge between Riyadh and Washington.
Bevin, along with state and national Democrats, delight in trying to drive a wedge between McConnell and Paul.
But he thought he might bulldog the case for a while and find a wedge for a lawsuit.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jenny Packham polka-dotted frock with a high-waisted elastic waistband and wedge heels.
The wedge sneakers which promise to “make you two inches taller!”Beyonce, Salma Hayek,Team with Gucci; Vivienne Westwood Continues to Support Julian Assange|The Fashion Beast Team|February 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The wedge point may not strike back at the hammer that drives it.The Last Shot|Frederick Palmer
Each of the sides is provided internally with a projecting piece, and an inclined plane as a wedge.
The first thing was, as he supposed, to saw off a piece of the wood just long enough for a wedge.Rollo's Experiments|Jacob Abbott
I saw several whose heads were inclosed in boards covered with leather, till they attain the form of a wedge.
Their flight was in the form of a wedge, and sometimes of a semicircle.Travels in the Interior of North America, Part I, (Being Chapters I-XV of the London Edition, 1843)|Alexander Philipp Maximilian, Prince of Wied
Word Origin for wedge
Old English wecg "a wedge," from Proto-Germanic *wagjaz (cf. Old Norse veggr, Middle Dutch wegge, Dutch wig, Old High German weggi "wedge," German Weck "wedge-shaped bread roll"), of unknown origin. Wedge issue is attested from 1999.
mid-15c., from wedge (n.). Related: Wedged; wedging.
see thin edge of the wedge.