brainteaser

noun
brain·​teas·​er | \ ˈbrān-ˌtē-zər How to pronounce brainteaser (audio) \

Definition of brainteaser

: something (such as a puzzle) that demands mental effort and acuity for its solution

Examples of brainteaser in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And as tricky as this puzzle is, plenty of brainteaser fans are loving the challenge. Christy Piña, Woman's Day, 8 Dec. 2020 This trippy jigsaw puzzle comes from the mind of master brainteaser Chris Yates, but the true credit goes to an algorithm. Gear Team, Wired, 22 Nov. 2021 Those who were able to spot the solo elf in seconds should seriously consider entering some worldwide brainteaser competition because this puzzle is far from easy. Christy Piña, Woman's Day, 4 Dec. 2020 The quickest someone's solved the brainteaser, according to a press release, is 45 seconds. Christy Piña, Woman's Day, 29 Dec. 2020 For this fun little brainteaser, Dudás hid a baby bear among all of the reindeers crowding Santa in one of the winter forests in the North Pole. Christy Piña, Woman's Day, 19 Dec. 2020 On average, the Christmas brainteaser takes about 1 minute and 3 seconds to solve but has taken some people up to 15 minutes, according to the press release. Christy Piña, Woman's Day, 9 Dec. 2020 This holiday puzzle zeroes in on that and transforms classic Champagne flutes into a tricky brainteaser. Christy Piña, Woman's Day, 29 Dec. 2020 Just give the brainteaser another look and consider focusing on the bottom right quadrant. Christy Piña, Woman's Day, 23 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of brainteaser

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Brainteaser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brainteaser. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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