a.1.Having the form of a wedge; cuneiform.
Wedge-formed characters
See Arrow-headed characters, under Arrowheaded, and cf. cuneiform.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The original lock is retained, but the hammer is prolonged into a wedge-formed key, which in firing, descends into a vertical slot, cut into the rear of the breech-block, thus locking the breech into place and at the same time the wedge drives forward the firing pin.