Meaning of “vise” in the English Dictionary

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"vise" in British English

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visenoun [ C ]

US UK vice uk /vaɪs/ us /vaɪs/

a tool with two parts that can be moved together by tightening a screw so that an object can be held firmly between them while it is being worked on:

Vises are often used to hold pieces of wood that are being cut or smoothed.
Her hand tightened like a vise around his arm.

(Definition of “vise” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vise" in American English

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visenoun [ C ]

us /vɑɪs/

a tool having two flat sides that can be moved closer together to hold something firmly while it is being worked on:

After gluing both surfaces of the wood, clamp it in a vise to dry.

(Definition of “vise” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)