ETYM Old Eng. wegge, AS. wecg; akin to Dutch wig, wigge, Old High Germ. wecki, German weck a (wedge-shaped) loaf, Icel. veggr, Dan. vaegge, Swed. vigg, and probably to Lith. vagis a peg. Related to Wigg.
1. An iron with considerable loft and a broad sole.
2. Any shape that is triangular in cross section; SYN. wedge shape, cuneus.
3. Something shaped like a V that can be pushed between two things to separate them.
Ekser, čavao, trouglasti umetak.
To squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; SYN. squeeze, force.
Block of triangular cross-section that can be used as a simple machine. An axe is a wedge: it splits wood by redirecting the energy of the downward blow sideways, where it exerts the force needed to split the wood.