American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A clamping device, usually consisting of two jaws closed or opened by a screw or lever, used in carpentry or metalworking to hold a piece in position.
- v. To hold or compress in or as if in a vise.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A screw.
- n. The newel, or central shaft, of a winding staircase.
- n. A gripping or holding tool or appliance, fixed or portable, used to hold an object firmly in position while work is performed upon it. The vise is closely allied to the clamp; both have movable jaws that may be brought together to hold any object placed in position between the jaws. Vises are made in two parts, forming jaws either joined together by a spring or a hinge-joint of arranged to move upon slides or guides. The jaws are moved by screws, levers, toggles, or ratchet and pawls, one jaw being usually fixed firmly to the bench or other support to which the vise is attached. Some forms are made adjustable at any angle: others have parallel motions, and are provided with swivels to adjust the jaws to the shape of the objects to be held in them. Vises are made of wood or metal, of many shapes, and supplied with many convenient attachments. They receive various names, descriptive of their use or method of construction, as bench-vise, saw-vise, sudden-grasp vise, parallel vise, pipe-vise.
- n. A tool for drawing rods of lead into the grooved rods called cames used for setting glass, especially in stained-glass windows.
- n. A grip or grasp.
- n. The cock or tap of a vessel.
- 1. To screw; force, as by a screw.
- To press or squeeze with a vise, or as if with a vise; hold as if in a vise.
- n. Same as vese.
- n. US An instrument consisting of two jaws, closing by a screw, lever, cam, or the like, for holding work, as in filing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An instrument consisting of two jaws, closing by a screw, lever, cam, or the like, for holding work, as in filing.
- n. a holding device attached to a workbench; has two jaws to hold workpiece firmly in place
- From French vis ("screw, winding stairs"), from Old French vis, viz, from Latin vitis ("vine"); probably akin to English withy. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English vis, screwlike device, from Old French, screw, from Latin vītis, vine (from its spiral wrappings). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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