Definitions

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  • adj. Shaped like a wedge.

Etymologies

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wedge +‎ -like

Examples

  • The peculiar V-shaped mouth with its pointed upper lip, the absence of brow ridges, the absence of a chin beneath the wedgelike lower lip, the incessant quivering of this mouth, the Gorgon groups of tentacles.

    Ten of the best

  • The walls of the chasm angled down on either side to form a wedgelike base.

    Falcon Street

  • The chairs, for instance, are known by nicknames as whimsical as the dance crazes from the same era: Nelson's wedgelike "" coconut, '' Jacobsen's ovoid "" egg, '' Saarinen's enveloping "" womb. ''

    Modern Living 101

  • Trailed by a pair of Starfleet security guards, Vumelko marched directly up to the nose of the Rocinante and slapped his palm on the side of the wedgelike forward fuselage.

    Harbinger

  • True writing (as opposed to pictographs) appeared around 3500 B.C.E. Writing was done on clay with sharp reeds, producing the wedgelike cuneiform script.

    b. Economy, Technology, Society, and Culture

  • He owned but one rusty black suit of clothes and a pair of old overlarge dress boots that curled up at the toes and were so worn down that the heels were wedgelike.

    Excerpt: Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

  • I hated to move; it was so white and silent outside, the flakes scudding past my lighted window; it was so comfortable in here, the room's shadows occasionally shifting as the wedgelike flames momentarily flickered.

    Time and Again

  • The nest of wood and thin tough vine had resisted only for a moment, and then it was among them, one thick paw and its wedgelike head squeezed into the box.

    The Legacy of Heorot

  • Nik, coughing, held to his vantage point long enough to discover that the break was at the bottom of a wedgelike cut, the lips of which were far above.

    Night of masks

  • Eccard justly observes, that they had procured these arms in their march; for the Holsatian barrows of that age contain few weapons of brass, and none of iron; but stone spear-heads, and instead of swords, the wedgelike bodies vulgarly called thunderbolts.

    The Germany and the Agricola of Tacitus

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