vise-like


vise-like
adj.
Vise-like is used with these nouns: ↑grip

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • vise´like´ — vise «vys», noun, verb, vised, vis|ing. –n. a tool having two jaws opened and closed by a screw, used to hold an object firmly while work is being done on it. –v.t. to hold, press, or squeeze with a vise: »Figurative. He usually has a cigar butt… …   Useful english dictionary

  • vise-like — vise ► NOUN ▪ a metal tool with movable jaws which are used to hold an object firmly in place while work is done on it. DERIVATIVES vise like adjective. ORIGIN Old French vis, from Latin vitis vine …   English terms dictionary

  • vise — ► NOUN ▪ a metal tool with movable jaws which are used to hold an object firmly in place while work is done on it. DERIVATIVES vise like adjective. ORIGIN Old French vis, from Latin vitis vine …   English terms dictionary

  • vise — or vice II [[t]vaɪs[/t]] n. v. vised, vis•ing 1) bui any of various devices, usu. having two jaws adjusted by means of a screw, lever, or the like, used to hold an object firmly while work is being done on it 2) bui to hold, press, or squeeze… …   From formal English to slang

  • 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}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vise — [vīs] n. [ME vis, a screw < OFr viz, a winding object < VL * vitium, tendril like thing < L vitis, vine, lit., that which winds: see WITHE] a device, usually fastened to a workbench, consisting of two jaws opened and closed by a screw,… …   English World dictionary

  • vise — (n.) 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 root of viere to bind, twist (see WITHY (Cf. withy)). The meaning clamping …   Etymology dictionary

  • vise — viselike, adj. /vuys/, n., v., vised, vising. n. 1. any of various devices, usually having two jaws that may be brought together or separated by means of a screw, lever, or the like, used to hold an object firmly while work is being done on it. v …   Universalium

  • Like Fire Tonight — Mats Söderlund Pour les articles homonymes, voir Günther. Günther …   Wikipédia en Français

  • vise — noun An instrument consisting of two jaws, closing by a screw, lever, cam, or the like, for holding work, as in filing …   Wiktionary


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