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jigsaw

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noun jig·saw \ˈjig-ˌsȯ\

Definition of jigsaw

  1. 1 :  scroll saw 2

  2. 2 :  a light portable electric saw with a vertically reciprocating blade that is used especially for cutting curves

  3. 3 :  jigsaw puzzle

1873

First Known Use of jigsaw

1873


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jigsaw

verb jig·saw

Definition of jigsaw

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cut or form by or as if by a jigsaw

  3. 2 :  to arrange or place in an intricate or interlocking way

1873

First Known Use of jigsaw

1873


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jigsaw

adjective jig·saw

Definition of jigsaw

  1. :  suggesting a jigsaw puzzle or its separate pieces

1909

First Known Use of jigsaw

1909


JIGSAW Defined for English Language Learners

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jigsaw

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noun jig·saw \ˈjig-ˌsȯ\

Definition of jigsaw for English Language Learners

  • : a machine that has a narrow blade for cutting curved lines in thin pieces of wood, metal, plastic, etc.


JIGSAW Defined for Kids

jigsaw

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noun jig·saw \ˈjig-ˌsȯ\

Definition of jigsaw for Students

  1. :  a machine saw used to cut curved and irregular lines or openwork patterns



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