Definitions for viselike

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

visevaɪs(n.; v.)vised, vis•ing.

or vice 1 2

  1. (n.)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.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. (v.t.)to hold, press, or squeeze with or as if with a vise.

    Category: Building Trades

Origin of vise:

1300–50; ME vis < OF: screw < L vītis vine

vise′like`(adj.)

vi•séˈvi zeɪ, viˈzeɪ(n.; v.t.)vi•séed, vi•sé•ing.

  1. Category: Government, Law

    Ref: visa.

Origin of visé:

1810–20; < F, ptp. of viser to inspect, check; see visa

Princeton's WordNet

  1. viselike(adj)

    clamped as in a vise

    "a viselike grip"

Wiktionary

  1. viselike(Adjective)

    Extremely strong or tight, like a vise

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