: shaped like a wedge

Examples of wedged in a Sentence

the pebble in the heel of his shoe was pretty well wedged
Recent Examples on the Web The gap on the Flip 4 gives it a slightly wedged shape that's 0.63 inches at its thinnest, making the Flip 5's svelte size all the more impressive. Iyaz Akhtar, PCMAG, 26 July 2023 When tightly wedged plates build up enough stress, one of them either slips sideways or slides beneath another, releasing a massive amount of energy that shakes the earth above. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 17 Feb. 2023 Cougar Shoes collaborated with interior designer and artist Jill Malek to create a collection of waterproof Chelsea boots that feature a wedged heel and a lugged sole that provides extra grip on wet surfaces. Zoe Malin, NBC News, 29 Mar. 2021 For several days, tug boats have been working away to dig around and pull out the most wedged part of the ship. Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2021 That disruption caused the ship to become wedged sideways across the canal. Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2021 The wedged disc design gives a set of three rotational frequencies, so the instrumentation errors can be filtered out by examining changes that are common to all three frequencies. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, 6 Apr. 2020 For drivers hoping to bridge the gap in three-row transport between wedged minivans and truck-like building blocks, the Q7 presents a tall-car alternative. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 5 Mar. 2020 Child car safety seats, with their wedged latches and twisted straps, are a pain to install. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, 22 Sep. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1552, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wedged was in 1552

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“Wedged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wedged. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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