Wedge


Wedge

The term wedge can refer to any of the following things:

Physical Objects:
* Wedge (mechanical device), a simple machine used to separate two objects, or portions of objects, through the application of force
* Wedge (golf), a specialized type of club used at short ranges
* A foldback (sound engineering) wedge, or monitor wedge, used in bathtubs
* Wedge (shoes), A type of shoe.
* Wedge (hat) A type of hat used by some military orginizations
* A name for a submarine sandwich in Westchester and Putnam Counties, New York, USA & Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
* A range of sports cars from British manufacturers TVR

Places:
* Wedge Island (disambiguation)

Natural phenomena:
* Wedge tornado, a tornado similar in shape to the mechanical device
* A form of cold air damming, a weather phenomenon
* Wedge pressure, the blood pressure measured in a pulmonary artery

Abstract concepts:
* Wedge (geometry), a polyhedral solid defined by two triangles and three trapezoid faces
* Wedge product, a mathematical term related to the exterior algebra (or the Grassmann algebra) of a vector, named for the operator symbol used
* Wedge sum, in mathematics, a "one-point union" of a family of topological spaces
* Wedge issue, in politics, a divisive issue used to split the support base of an opposing political group
* Wedge strategy, a Creationist political action plan
* In phonetics, a name for the International Phonetic Alphabet symbol ʌ, representing the open-mid back unrounded vowel
* Stabilization Wedge Game, in climatology, a concept developed to demonstrate that global warming is a problem which can be solved by implementing today's technologies to reduce CO2 emissions

Organisations:
* Wedge Card, a social enterprise started by the founder of "The Big Issue", John Bird, to promote local business, shops and communities.
* Wedge Community Co-op, a cooperative grocery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.
* Wedge Records, a record label

People and characters:
* Wedge (Transformers), an Autobot, leader of the Build Team in the "Transformers: Robots in Disguise" toy line
* A poker champion
* Wedge Antilles, a fictional character in the "Star Wars" films.
* A recurring character in the "Final Fantasy" video game series: see Biggs and Wedge
* Eric Wedge, manager of the Cleveland Indians

See also

* Wedgie


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  • Wedge — (von englisch wedge = „Keil“) bezeichnet: im Golfsport Schläger für kürzere Distanzen, siehe Golfschläger#Wedges in der Tontechnik keilförmige Lautsprecher für die Bühnen, siehe Monitoring (Tontechnik) in der Medizin den Druck beim Verschließen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Wedge — Wedge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wedged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wedging}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cleave or separate with a wedge or wedges, or as with a wedge; to rive. My heart, as wedged with a sigh, would rive in twain. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To force… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — ► 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

  • Wedge — (w[e^]j), n. [OE. wegge, AS. wecg; akin to D. wig, wigge, OHG. wecki, G. weck a (wedge shaped) loaf, Icel. veggr, Dan. v[ae]gge, Sw. vigg, and probably to Lith. vagis a peg. Cf. {Wigg}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A piece of metal, or other hard material …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wedge — 〈[wɛ̣dʒ] m. 6; Sp.; Golf〉 Schläger, dessen Schlagfläche wesentlich breiter als die normaler Golfschläger ist [<engl. wedge „Keil“] * * * Wedge [wɛd̮ʒ], der; [s], s [engl. wedge, eigtl. = Keil, nach der Form der Schlagfläche] (Golf): Schläger… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • wedge — (n.) O.E. wecg a wedge, from P.Gmc. *wagjaz (Cf. O.N. veggr, M.Du. wegge, Du. wig, O.H.G. weggi wedge, Ger. Weck wedge shaped bread roll ), of unknown origin. The verb is recorded from mid 15c. Wedge issue is attested from 1999 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Wedge — 〈[vɛ̣dʒ] m.; Gen.: od. s, Pl.: s; Sport; Golf〉 Schläger, dessen Schlagfläche wesentlich breiter als die normaler Golfschläger ist [Etym.: <engl. wedge »Keil«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Wedge — [wɛdʒ] der; [s], s <aus gleichbed. engl. wedge, eigtl. »Keil« (nach der Form der Schlagfläche)> Golfschläger mit bes. breiter Schlagfläche für bestimmte Schläge …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • wedge — index impact Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • wedge — [wɛdʒ] n. m. ÉTYM. Mil. XXe; mot anglais. ❖ ♦ Anglic. Golf. Club à tête métallique pour les coups d approche (20 à 40 m) …   Encyclopédie Universelle


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