What does the word wedge mean?

Usage examples for wedge

  1. The best method of measuring the lead where the lines on a rule cannot be seen is with a lead wedge P, as shown in Fig. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. Now some orders were given, and the companies fell into a formation that resembled a great wedge, Ayesha herself being its very point and apex, for though Oros and I rode on either side of her, spur as we would, our horses' heads never passed her saddle bow. – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  3. We joined him and tried to drive a wedge through the great tangle to split it in half, Jud and the huge Cardinal for a centre. – Dwellers in the Hills by Melville Davisson Post