Chinese puzzle


: an intricate or ingenious puzzle
: something intricate and obscure

Examples of Chinese puzzle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The current record for hardest-to-solve generation puzzle was a 65-ring Chinese puzzle owned by the collector Jerry Slocum. A.j. Jacobs, The Atlantic, 24 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Chinese puzzle was circa 1815

Dictionary Entries Near Chinese puzzle

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“Chinese puzzle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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