1. I〔V字形の〕a wedge;〔輪止めの〕a chock;〔車輪の〕a linchpin
    • くさびを打つ
    • wedge/drive in a wedge
    • 車の下にくさびを入れる
    • put a chock under the wheels
  1. II〔関係をつなぐもの〕
    • 子供が夫婦間のくさびになっている場合が多い
    • A child is often a tie holding the parents together.
    • 敵の守りにくさびを打ち込む
    • drive a wedge into the enemy's defenses
    • 彼が約束を守るようくさびを差しておく必要がある
    • We must take steps to make sure that he keeps his promise.
  1. 楔石a keystone
  1. 楔形楔形の wedge-shaped; cuneiform [kjuːníːəfɔ̀ːrm|kjúːnifɔ̀ːm]
    • 楔形文字
    • a cuneiform (character)