Wedge-shaped Wedge"-shaped`, a. 1. Having the shape of a wedge; cuneiform. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Broad and truncate at the summit, and tapering down to the base; as, a wedge-shaped leaf. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • wedge-shaped — adjective 1. (of a leaf shape) narrowly triangular, wider at the apex and tapering toward the base (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑cuneate • Similar to: ↑simple, ↑unsubdivided 2. shaped like a wedge • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wedge-shaped — Клинообразный …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • wedge-shaped — a. Cuneiform …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Wedge-shaped characters — Wedge formed Wedge formed , a. Having the form of a wedge; cuneiform. [1913 Webster] {Wedge formed characters}, {Wedge shaped characters}. See {Arrow headed characters}, under {Arrowheaded}, and cf. {cuneiform}. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wedge-shaped gallery grave — A wedge shaped gallery grave or wedge tomb is a type of Irish chamber tomb. They are so named because the burial chamber itself narrows at one end (usually decreasing both in height and width from west to east), producing a wedge shape in plan.… …   Wikipedia

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  • wedge — [wej] n. [ME wegge < OE wecg, akin to Ger dial. weck < IE * wogwhyo , wedge, akin to * wogwhni s, plowshare > L vomis, OHG waganso] 1. a piece of hard material, as wood or metal, tapering from a thick back to a thin edge that can be… …   English World dictionary

  • Wedge tomb — Wedge tombs (englisch für „Keilgrab“, früher auch wedge shaped gallery grave) sind ganglose und ungegliederte Megalithbauten der späten Jungsteinzeit und der frühen Bronzezeit und neben Court tombs, Portal tombs und Passage tombs die typischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • wedge — ► NOUN 1) a piece of wood, metal, etc. with a thick end that tapers to a thin edge, that is driven between two objects or parts of an object to secure or separate them. 2) a wedge shaped thing or piece. 3) a golf club with a low, angled face for… …   English terms dictionary