Definition of hand vice in English:

hand vice

(US hand vise)

noun

  • A small vice able to be held in one hand. Formerly occasionally also: †a small movable vice that can be fixed to a workbench (obsolete).

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Cotgrave (fl. 1587–?1630), lexicographer. From hand + vice.

Pronunciation

hand vice

/ˈhand vʌɪs/