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.

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Our biggest problem was table space, with copper tureens, silver tins, plates, beer bottles and water glasses moved like jigsaw puzzle pieces as new courses arrived. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Review: Bombay Darbar brings some new flavor (Indian) to Las Olas," 13 June 2019 The ranch is divided into nearly 40 separate and tidy blocks of vines pieced as snugly together as an exceptionally intricate and artful jigsaw puzzle. Mike Dunne, SFChronicle.com, "Inside the remote, peculiar vineyard behind Amador’s most acclaimed wines," 5 June 2019 That means many retirees face a jigsaw puzzle of payments, requiring them to piece together an income from their workplace retirement stashes and individual retirement accounts to supplement Social Security. Ann Carrns, New York Times, "No Pension? You Can ‘Pensionize’ Your Savings," 1 Mar. 2018 The jigsaw puzzle piece wall also pulls together the swing set and slide combo together nicely. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "This Company Let Kids Draw Their Dream Rooms—And Then Brought Them to Life," 19 Apr. 2019 The years after were a jigsaw puzzle of training and jobs that somehow built up beautifully to her current career. Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times, "A bustling new Georgetown cake shop is thriving in a century-old building," 11 July 2018 Instead of surfing the web, guests play Candy Land, read or do jigsaw puzzles. Carol Pucci, The Seattle Times, "For a visit without the crowds, head to Mount Rainier in winter," 20 Feb. 2019 Piecing the story and its large cast together can seem like solving a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle in the mirror. Tom Nolan, WSJ, "Mysteries: Taking a Journey Into the Past," 13 Sep. 2018 The jigsaw puzzle that becomes your home grows only more complicated with each additional child. Ronda Kaysen, New York Times, "Fitting Growing Kids Into Small Spaces," 9 Mar. 2018

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1919, in the meaning defined above

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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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