A bench vise



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


  • To clamp with or as with a vise.
  • Alternative of visé


  • From Middle English vis, vys, vice, from Anglo-Norman vyz, vice, from Old French vis, viz, from Latin vītis; probably akin to English withe.

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