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wedge1 British & World English

A piece of wood, metal, etc. 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 British & World English

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

wedge English Thesaurus

the door was secured by a wedge

sand wedge British & World English

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

step wedge British & World English

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

wedge issue British & World English

A very divisive political issue, regarded as a basis for drawing voters away from an opposing party whose supporters have diverging opinions on it

wedge shell British & World English

A marine bivalve mollusc which has a somewhat triangular shell

flying wedge British & World 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 British & World English

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

the thin end of the wedge British & World English

An action or procedure of little importance that is likely to lead to more serious developments

accretionary prism British & World English

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

accretionary wedge in accretionary prism British & World English

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

the thin end of the wedge in wedge1 British & World English

An action or procedure of little importance that is likely to lead to more serious developments


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