Fox wedge

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(Mach. & Carpentry) a wedge for expanding the split end of a bolt, cotter, dowel, tenon, or other piece, to fasten the end in a hole or mortise and prevent withdrawal. The wedge abuts on the bottom of the hole and the piece is driven down upon it. Fastening by fox wedges is called foxtail wedging.
(Mach. & Carpentry) See under Fox.

See also: Fox, Wedge

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.