wedge

Part of speech: verb

To act upon by a wedge; split; fasten.

Part of speech: noun

A V - shaped piece, as for splitting or for fastening.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Melville Davisson Post.