jigsaw puzzle


Definition of jigsaw puzzle

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

Examples of jigsaw puzzle in a Sentence

We spent many nights working on a jigsaw puzzle of Mount Everest.
Recent Examples on the Web Certain visual exercises help me, like doing jigsaw puzzles. Kate Anderson, Health.com, "Post-Concussion Syndrome Makes It Hard for Me to Function—Here's What It's Like," 16 Dec. 2019 The three-story showroom on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue features 10 toy experiences, such as large scale Melissa and Doug jigsaw puzzles and life-size Paw Patrol characters. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "After going out of business, Toys R Us returns to Houston with more interactive store," 6 Dec. 2019 Each installment in the MCU isn’t merely a sequel or a prequel but part of a larger jigsaw puzzle, the piecing together of which requires a fan to watch every single movie — and even stick around for the credits. Washington Post, "The decade’s most impactful pop-culture debuts, from ‘Game of Thrones’ to Kylie Jenner as a billionaire," 23 Dec. 2019 This Gold Box includes both the Han Solo and Darth Vader Funko Pop! which are down to their lowest prices, along with Yoda jigsaw puzzles, Chewbacca costumes, and tons of other giftables that any Star Wars fan would love. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon holiday deals on last-minute gifts," 18 Dec. 2019 Another friend learned that jigsaw puzzles help with PCS recovery and gave me a Saved by the Bell puzzle. Kate Anderson, Health.com, "Post-Concussion Syndrome Makes It Hard for Me to Function—Here's What It's Like," 16 Dec. 2019 Buffalo Games has a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle featuring the character, too, for sale on Amazon that ships on Dec. 30. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "'Baby Yoda' Toys Officially Available for Pre-Order — But Won't Make It in Time for the Holidays," 4 Dec. 2019 For those long holiday car, plane, and train rides, slip a pack of Loulou Baker playing cards or a Vogue jigsaw puzzle into your purse, and pen your thank you note on Crane boxed stationery. Emma Specter, Vogue, "Introducing the Vogue Shop—Just in Time for the Holidays," 21 Nov. 2019 This is like either having too few pieces of a jigsaw puzzle to be able to see the big picture (single sites), or being able to see the big picture, but only a fuzzy, pixelated version of it (landscape averaging). Fox News, "Massive animals in Australia died from humans and climate change, study says," 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of jigsaw puzzle

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jigsaw puzzle was in 1919

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14 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Jigsaw puzzle.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jigsaw%20puzzle. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of jigsaw puzzle

: a puzzle made of many small pieces that are cut into various shapes and can be fit together to form a picture

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Kids Definition of jigsaw puzzle

: a puzzle of many small pieces of a picture that must be fitted together

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