from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A screw- or fever-vise for compressing a spring: used in assembling, as in gun-work.
  • noun A vise closed by a spring, so that no more compression may be possible on the work than the maximum effort, of the spring.
  • noun A vise opened by a spring when the compression of the screw is released.


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