foxtail wedge WORD ORIGIN noun a wedge in the split end of a tenon, bolt, or the like, for spreading and securing it when driven into a blind mortise or hole. Liberaldictionary.com
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Origin of foxtail wedge First recorded in 1815–25 Also called fox wedge. Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019