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vise

vise [or] vice

 
pronunciation:
vaIs
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part of speech: noun
definition: 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
derivations: vicelike (adj.), viselike (adj.)
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The words vise and vice 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.
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