Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the shape of a wedge; cuneiform.
  • adj. Broad and truncate at the summit, and tapering down to the base.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the shape of a wedge; wedged; cuneiform; cuneate: as, a wedge-shaped leaf; the wedge-shaped tail of a bird: usually noting surfaces, without regard to solidity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. shaped like a wedge
  • adj. (of a leaf shape) narrowly triangular, wider at the apex and tapering toward the base

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Examples

  • But when Bottéro started translating the wedge-shaped cuneiform writing, he discovered that the tablets held a collection of about 40 recipes dating back to around 1600 B.C.—making them not just the first Iraqi recipes or the first Middle Eastern recipes, but the first recipes, that we know of, in the history of the world.

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  • A notably restrained tilt-top center table is a masterpiece of veneering, the exquisite flame-grained figuration of the circular top achieved with a "book-matched" series of wedge-shaped veneer sections meticulously sliced from a single root crotch of a mahogany tree.

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  • The cumulative damage can contribute to the formation of cataracts and pterigia, raised wedge-shaped growths on the eye that can cause irritation and even obstructed vision.

    Contacts Let In Sun, But Block UV Rays

  • Midsized stones, wedge-shaped and placed just so, are ideal for derailing trains.

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  • Another wedge-shaped parcel of land was given to Mum as a wedding present, and offered plenty of room for Dad to build our house, which he did so with his own hands, on the side of the property closest the Misses Curr, and, finally, much later on, Granny gave the last allotment to Aunt Anne and Uncle Henry, who built their house on the north side.

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  • In the end, a wedge-shaped segment of jungle was cleared.

    A SON OF THE SUN

  • Males with attractive faces had significantly more masculine, wedge-shaped SHRs.

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  • On a wedge-shaped lot in a densely built neighborhood in Venice, Calif., sits a 1,500-square-foot, single-story California craftsman whose traditional exterior conceals a riot of color and design.

    Little House, Packed With Design

  • On a wedge-shaped lot in a densely built neighborhood sits a 1,500-square-foot, single-story California craftsman whose traditional exterior conceals a riot of color and design.

    Little House, Packed With Design

  • Noah Webb for The Wall Street Journal On a wedge-shaped lot in a densely built neighborhood in Venice, Calif., sits a 1,500-square-foot, single-story California craftsman whose traditional exterior conceals a riot of color and design.

    Packed with Design

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