An example of vise is for a bad headache to squeeze someone's head with pain and pressure.
An example of a vise is a tool on a workbench holding a piece of wood that is being sanded.
Other Word Forms
Origin of vise
- Middle English vis screwlike device from Old French screw from Latin vītis vine (from its spiral wrappings) wei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition