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NOUN (1)

1. a holding device attached to a workbench; has two jaws to hold workpiece firmly in place;
[syn: vise, bench vise]

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5 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vice \Vice\, n. [See Vise.] 1. (Mech.) A kind of instrument for holding work, as in filing. Same as Vise. [1913 Webster] 2. A tool for drawing lead into cames, or flat grooved rods, for casements. [Written also vise.] [1913 Webster] 3. A gripe or grasp. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vise \Vise\, n. [F. vis a screw, winding stairs, OF. vis, viz, fr. L. vitis a vine; probably akin to E. withy.] An instrument consisting of two jaws, closing by a screw, lever, cam, or the like, for holding work, as in filing. [Written also vice.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vis'e \Vi*s['e]"\, n. [F. vis['e], p. p. of viser to put a visa to, fr. L. visus seen, p. p. of videre to see.] A document or an indorsement made on a passport by the proper authorities of certain countries, denoting that the passport has been examined, and that the person who bears it is permitted to proceed on her journey. Same as visa; -- an older spelling now used less frequently than visa. [1913 Webster + PJC] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vis'e \Vi*s['e]"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vis['e]ed; p. pr. & vb. n. Vis['e]ing.] To examine and indorse, as a passport; to visa. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

vise n 1: a holding device attached to a workbench; has two jaws to hold workpiece firmly in place [syn: vise, bench vise]