vise, bench vise(noun)
a holding device attached to a workbench; has two jaws to hold workpiece firmly in place
An instrument consisting of two jaws, closing by a screw, lever, cam, or the like, for holding work, as in filing.
Origin: From vis, from vis, viz, from vitis; probably akin to English withy.
an instrument consisting of two jaws, closing by a screw, lever, cam, or the like, for holding work, as in filing
an indorsement made on a passport by the proper authorities of certain countries on the continent of Europe, denoting that it has been examined, and that the person who bears it is permitted to proceed on his journey; a visa
to examine and indorse, as a passport; to visa
Origin: [F. vis, p. p. of viser to put a visa to, fr. L. visus seen, p. p. of videre to see.]
A vise or vice is a mechanical screw apparatus used for holding or clamping a work piece to allow work to be performed on it with tools such as saws, planes, drills, mills, screwdrivers, sandpaper, etc. Vises usually have one fixed jaw and another, parallel, jaw which is moved towards or away from the fixed jaw by the screw.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
See Vice (1).
vē-zā′, n. an indorsement on a passport denoting that it has been officially examined, and that the bearer may proceed on his journey.—v.t. to indorse a passport.—Also Visa (vē′za). [Fr.,—Low L. visāre, freq. of L. vidēre, visum, to see.]
The numerical value of vise in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of vise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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- cargol de bancCatalan, Valencian
- skruestik, skruetvingeDanish
- torno de banco, morsa, tornillo de bancoSpanish
- skrustikke, tvingeNorwegian
- torno, morsaPortuguese
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