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English definition of “wedge”


noun (SHAPE)    /wedʒ/
[C] a piece of metal , wood , rubber , etc. with a pointed edge at one end and a wide edge at the other, either pushed between two objects to keep them still or forced into something to break pieces off it: Push a wedge under the door to keep it open while we're carrying the boxes in. Pieces of stone can be split off by forcing wedges between the layers .ToolsGardening tools [C] a piece of something, especially food , in the shape of a triangle : Auntie Ann put a huge wedge of fruit cake on my plate . a wedge of cheese Masses and large amounts of things
(Definition of wedge noun (SHAPE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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