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wedge1 US English

A piece of wood, metal, or some other material having one thick end and tapering to a thin edge, that is driven between two objects or parts of an object to secure or separate them

wedge2 US English

Prepare (pottery clay) for use by cutting, kneading, and throwing down to homogenize it and remove air pockets

wedge US Thesaurus

the door was secured by a wedge

sand wedge US English

A heavy, lofted iron with a flange on the bottom, used for hitting the ball out of sand

step wedge US English

A series of contiguous, uniformly shaded rectangles growing progressively darker, from white (or light gray) at one end to black (or dark gray) at the other

wedge issue US English

A divisive political issue, especially one that is raised by a candidate for public office in hopes of attracting or alienating an opponent’s supporters

wedge shell US English

A marine bivalve mollusc which has a somewhat triangular shell

flying wedge US English

A fast-moving group, as of police officers, linked together closely in a V-shaped formation, sometimes used to force a way through a crowd or to protect someone behind them

wedge-shaped US English

(Of a solid object) tapering to a thin edge at one end

thin end of the wedge US English

An action or procedure of little importance in itself, but likely to lead to more serious developments

accretionary prism US English

A mass of sedimentary material scraped off a region of oceanic crust during subduction and piled up at the edge of the overriding plate

accretionary wedge in accretionary prism US English

A mass of sedimentary material scraped off a region of oceanic crust during subduction and piled up at the edge of the overriding plate

thin end of the wedge in wedge1 US English

An action or procedure of little importance in itself, but likely to lead to more serious developments


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