vise [or] vice
- Homophone Note, Word Explorer
|part of speech:
||a tool used to grip objects. Vises have two jaws that are opened and closed by a lever or screw.
The carpenter put the board in the vise before cutting it with a saw.
- similar words:
- brace, clamp
||vicelike (adj.), viselike (adj.)
The words vise
sound alike but have different meanings. To learn why the carpenter considered it a vice for his children to play with his vise, look up vice