What does the word vise mean?

Usage examples for vise

  1. His fists shot out together, only to be caught in a vise that broke his arms in two at the elbows, and forced them back against his throat. – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
  2. The tailor was quick and stood on his head, stuck his legs out of the window, and cried, Dost thou see the vise? – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  3. But the arms have their hinges in the heart and mine was tight locked like a vise. – St. Cuthbert's by Robert E. Knowles