What does the word vise mean?

Usage examples for vise

  1. 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
  2. But the arms have their hinges in the heart and mine was tight locked like a vise. – St. Cuthbert's by Robert E. Knowles