Definition of vise noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

vise

 noun
(also vice)noun
NAmE//vaɪs//
 
[countable]
 
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a tool with two metal blocks that can be moved together by turning a screw. The vise is used to hold an object firmly while work is done on it He held my arm in a vise-like (= very firm)grip.
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