- Present participle of visé.
Variant of vise
a device, usually fastened to a workbench, consisting of two jaws opened and closed by a screw, lever, etc. and used for holding firmly an object being worked on
Origin of viseMiddle English vis, a screw ; from Old French viz, a winding object ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form vitium, tendril-like thing ; from Classical Latin vitis, vine, literally , that which winds: see withe