- (archaic) A flank of cavalry acting to split some portion of an opposing army, charging in an inverted V formation.
- (in the plural) Wedge-heeled shoes.
- (phonetics) The IPA character <ʌ>, which denotes an open-mid back unrounded vowel.
- One of the simple machines; a piece of material, such as metal or wood, thick at one edge and tapered to a thin edge at the other for insertion in a narrow crevice, used for splitting, tightening, securing, or levering.
"Stick a wedge under the door, will you? It keeps blowing shut."
- (figuratively) Something that creates a division, gap or distance between things.
- A group of geese, swans or other birds when they are in flight in a V formation.
- (typography, US) háček
- (Britain, Cambridge University, slang) The person whose name stands lowest on the list of the classical tripos.
- (geometry) A five-sided polyhedron with a rectangular base, two rectangular or trapezoidal sides meeting in an edge, and two triangular ends.
- (golf) A type of iron club used for short, high trajectories.
- (colloquial, Britain) A quantity of money.
"I made a big fat wedge from that job."
- (mathematics) The symbol ∧, denoting a meet (infimum) operation or logical conjunction.
- A piece (of food, etc.) having this shape.
"Can you cut me a wedge of cheese?"
- To force into a narrow gap.
"He had wedged the package between the wall and the back of the sofa."
- To support or secure using a wedge.
"I wedged open the window with a screwdriver."
- To work wet clay by cutting or kneading for the purpose of homogenizing the mass and expelling air bubbles.