1
: having a specified kind of edge, boundary, or border or a specified number of edges
rough-edged
two-edged
2
: sharp, cutting
an edged knife
an edged remark

Examples of edged in a Sentence

always store your finely edged knives in a knife block
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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of edged was before the 12th century

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“Edged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edged. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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