[vee-zey, vee-zey]
noun, verb (used with object), viséed, viséing.

< French, past participle of viser to inspect, check; see visa Unabridged
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vise (vaɪs)
n, —vb
(US) a variant spelling of vice

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, "device like a screw or winch for bending a crossbow or catapult," from O.Fr. vis, viz "screw," from L. vitis "vine, tendril of a vine," lit. "that which winds," from base of viere "to bind, twist" (see withy). The meaning "clamping tool with two jaws closed by a screw"
is first recorded 1500.
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Example sentences
When removing the screw, do not clamp the stem in a vise or locking pliers.
The easiest and best way to do the job is to use a heavy bench vise.
One way out of the financial vise is simply to drop coverage.
Attach your skis to the ski vise, which hold the skis in place.
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