jigsaw puzzle
noun Date: 1919 a puzzle consisting of small irregularly cut pieces that are to be fitted together to form a picture; also something suggesting a jigsaw puzzle

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  • jigsaw puzzle — n. (AE) to do, put together a jigsaw puzzle * * * [ dʒɪgsɔːˌpʌz(ə)l] put together a jigsaw puzzle (AE) to do …   Combinatory dictionary

  • jigsaw puzzle — puzzle consisting of small pieces cut with a jigsaw which are to be fitted together to form picture …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jigsaw puzzle — 1. Also called picture puzzle. a set of irregularly cut pieces of pasteboard, wood, or the like that form a picture or design when fitted together. 2. any complex, confusing situation, condition, or item, as one composed of seemingly diverse or… …   Universalium

  • jigsaw puzzle — noun A type of puzzle in which the aim is to reconstruct a picture that has been cut (originally, with a jigsaw) into many small interlocking pieces. Syn: jigsaw, zigsaw, zigsaw puzzle …   Wiktionary

  • jigsaw puzzle — noun a puzzle that requires you to reassemble a picture that has been mounted on a stiff base and cut into interlocking pieces • Hypernyms: ↑puzzle …   Useful english dictionary

  • jigsaw puzzle — /ˈdʒɪgsɔ pʌzəl/ (say jigsaw puzuhl) noun small, irregularly shaped pieces of wood or cardboard, which, when correctly fitted together, form a picture …   Australian English dictionary

  • jigsaw puzzle — A puzzle in the assembling of the severed parts of a picture, presenting a problem requiring ingenuity in solution; not a game within the meaning of a tax on games. White v Aronson, 303 US 16, 82 L Ed 20, 58 S Ct 95 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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