I. noun Date: 1873 1. scroll saw 2 2. a light portable electric saw with a vertically reciprocating blade that is used especially for cutting curves 3. jigsaw puzzle II. transitive verb Date: 1873 1. to cut or form by or as if by a jigsaw 2. to arrange or place in an intricate or interlocking way III. adjective Date: 1884 suggesting a jigsaw puzzle or its separate pieces

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