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Look up wedge in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
For a disambiguation of "The Wedge", see The Wedge.

The term wedge can refer to any of the following things: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... The Wedge The Wedge is a surf spot located at the extreme east end of the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California. ...


Concrete 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.
  • Potato wedges, large chunks of often unpeeled fried potatoes
  • Wedge (sandwich), a name for a hero sandwich, submarine sandwich, or hoagie in Westchester and Putnam Counties, New York, USA.[1]
  • A range of sports cars from British manufacturers TVR.

Axe with a wide angle wedge for splitting logs The downwards force on the wedge produces a horizontal force in the object A wedge is technically a portable double inclined plane, used to separate two objects, or portions of objects, through the application of force, perpendicular to the inclined surfaces... In the game of golf, wedges are, of course, irons. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that Hoagie be merged into this article or section. ... TVRs logo TVR 280i TVR S series 1986 TVR 350i 1986 TVR Chimaera TVR Cerbera TVR Sagaris TVR is an independent manufacturer of sports cars in the city of Blackpool, in Lancashire England. ...

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.

This article is about the weather phenomenon. ... Cold air damming, or CAD, is a meteorological phenomenon that involves a high pressure system interacting with local geographic features. ... A sphygmomanometer, a device used for measuring arterial pressure. ...

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.
  • Wedge sum, in mathematics a "one-point union" of a family of topological spaces.
  • Wedge issue, 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, ĘŚ, representing the open-mid back unrounded vowel.

In geometry, a wedge is a polyhedral solid defined by two triangles and three trapezoid faces. ... In mathematics, the exterior algebra (also known as the Grassmann algebra) of a given vector space V is a certain unital associative algebra which contains V as a subspace. ... In topology, the wedge sum is a one-point union of a family of topological spaces. ... Wedge issue is a social or political issue, often of a divisive or otherwise controversial nature, which is used by one political group to split apart or create a wedge in the support base of an opposing political group, with a view to enticing voters to give their support to... The wedge strategy is a political and social action plan authored by the Discovery Institute, an organization that works to promote a Neo-Creationist religious agenda centering on Intelligent design, and is the hub of the Intelligent design movement. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ...


  • 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

John Bird is the founder of The Big Issue, a British magazine that is edited by professional journalists and sold by street vendors affected by homelessness. ... Wedge Community Co-op or The Wedge is a food cooperative located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... 1990s California record label; specializing in punk rock/hardcore most noted for releasing the first AFI and Frantics records ...

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Government and Community - WEDG Housing Committee (1732 words)
WEDG and MAHP applied for and received $443,000 from the federal government for home purchase buy downs and $208,000 from the state government to help purchase the land for the WHI.
WEDG Staff and the Housing Committee volunteers were instrumental in coordinating with other agencies the recovery efforts as a result of the May 15 Tornado and the June 29 Windstorm, which combined, destroyed at least 85 housing units in the County.
This funding was crucial to allowing WEDG and its staff person to have the available time to advance the many housing issues facing the community, especially with the two disasters that hit the community.
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