AskDefine | Define vise

Dictionary Definition

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

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Etymology

From vis, from vis, viz, from vitis; probably akin to English withy.

Noun

  1. An instrument consisting of two jaws, closing by a screw, lever, cam, or the like, for holding work, as in filing.

Translations

two-jawed instrument for holding work
  • Albanian: morsë
  • Croatian: mengele
  • Czech: svěrák
  • Dutch: bankschroef
  • Finnish: ruuvipuristin
  • French: étau
  • German: Schraubstock
  • Hungarian: satu
  • Italian: morsa
  • Norwegian: tvinge; skrustikke
  • Polish: imadlo
  • Portuguese: thorno
  • Spanish: torno

References

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Verb

Romanian

Pronunciation

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See also

vise in Dutch: Vise
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