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Wedge, of Gold
Hebrew - wedge
Hebrew - golden wedge

WEDGE, n. This word signifies a mass, a lump.

1. A mass of metal; as a wedge of gold or silver. Joshua 7.
2. A piece of metal, particularly iron, thick at one end and sloping to a thin edge at the other, used in splitting wood, rocks, &c. This is one of the five mechanical powers. A like piece of wood is by some persons called a wedge, or a glut.
3. Something in the form of a wedge. Sometimes bodies of troops are drawn up in the form of a wedge.

WEDGE, v.t.

1. To cleave with a wedge; to rive. Little used.
2. To drive as a wedge is drive; to crowd or compress closely. We were wedged in by the crowd.
3. To force, as a wedge forces its way; as, to wedge ones way.
4. To fasten with a wedge or with wedges; as, to wedge on a sythe; to wedge in a rail or a piece of timber.
5. To fix in the manner of a wedge.

Wedgd in the rocky shoals, and sticking fast.

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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software at

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"Entry for 'Wedge'". "King James Dictionary".


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