[[t]ˈkyu ni ɪt, -ˌeɪt[/t]] also cu′ne•at`ed adj.
1) wedge-shaped
2) bot (of leaves) triangular at the base and tapering to a point
Etymology: 1800–10; < L cuneātus, ptp. of cuneāre to wedge, become wedge-shaped, der. of cuneus wedge cu′ne•ate•ly, adv.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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