Definition of vise-like in US English:

vise-like

(British vice-like)

adjective

  • Extremely tight and firm.

    ‘he grabbed my wrist in a vice-like grip’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from vice + -like _.

Pronunciation

vise-like

/ˈvīsˌlīk//ˈvaɪsˌlaɪk/