vise

or vice

[ vahys ]
/ vaɪs /

noun

any of various devices, usually having two jaws that may be brought together or separated by means of a screw, lever, or the like, used to hold an object firmly while work is being done on it.

verb (used with object), vised, vis·ing.

to hold, press, or squeeze with or as with a vise.

Origin of vise

1300–50; Middle English vis < Old French: screw < Latin vītis vine (whose spiral form gave later sense)

Related forms

vise·like, adjective
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vise

/ (vaɪs) /

noun, verb

US a variant spelling of vice 2

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