vise


1vise

noun \ˈvīs\

: a tool that is usually attached to a table and that has two flat parts that can be opened and closed by a screw or lever in order to hold something (such as a piece of wood) very firmly

Full Definition of VISE

1
:  any of various tools with two jaws for holding work that close usually by a screw, lever, or cam
2
:  something likened to a vise <economic vise of slow growth and rampant price increases — David Milne>
vise·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Illustration of VISE

Origin of VISE

Middle English vys, vice screw, from Anglo-French vyz, from Latin vitis vine — more at withy
First Known Use: 1500

Other Hardware Terms

adze, auger, awl, chock, ferrule, punch, tang

2vise

transitive verb
visedvis·ing

Definition of VISE

:  to hold, force, or squeeze with or as if with a vise

First Known Use of VISE

1602

1vi·sé

transitive verb \ˈvē-ˌzā, vē-ˈ\
vi·séd or vi·séedvi·sé·ing

Definition of VISÉ

:  visa

Origin of VISÉ

French, past participle of viser to visa, from visa
First Known Use: 1810

Rhymes with VISÉ

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2visé

noun

Definition of VISÉ

:  visa

First Known Use of VISÉ

1842

vise

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Device consisting of two parallel jaws for holding a workpiece. One of the jaws is fixed, and the other can be moved by a screw, lever, or cam. Vises used for holding a workpiece during hand operations (such as filing, hammering, or sawing) are usually permanently bolted to a bench. In vises designed to hold metallic workpieces, the faces of the jaws are hardened steel plates, often removable, with teeth that grip the workpiece. Woodworking vises have smooth jaws, often of wood, and rely on friction alone rather than on teeth.

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