jigsaw puzzle

noun

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 The approach conjures a kind of unreality, leaving the audience to assemble the truth out of a jigsaw puzzle of pieces. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'The Father' showcases Anthony Hopkins as a man in the throes of dementia," 26 Feb. 2021 Shipped from the factory packed in hay, the pieces of this giant jigsaw puzzle were sorted at the job site. New York Times, "Atop the McGraw-Hill Building, the Name Stays," 26 Feb. 2021 The problem, sometimes called the insect apocalypse, is like a jigsaw puzzle. Seth Borenstein, Anchorage Daily News, "Insects get a bad rap, but they’re vital to the food chain — and their decline has scientists worried," 12 Jan. 2021 The problem, sometimes called the insect apocalypse, is like a jigsaw puzzle. Seth Borenstein, Anchorage Daily News, "Insects get a bad rap, but they’re vital to the food chain — and their decline has scientists worried," 12 Jan. 2021 The problem, sometimes called the insect apocalypse, is like a jigsaw puzzle. Seth Borenstein, Anchorage Daily News, "Insects get a bad rap, but they’re vital to the food chain — and their decline has scientists worried," 12 Jan. 2021 The problem, sometimes called the insect apocalypse, is like a jigsaw puzzle. Seth Borenstein, Anchorage Daily News, "Insects get a bad rap, but they’re vital to the food chain — and their decline has scientists worried," 12 Jan. 2021 The problem, sometimes called the insect apocalypse, is like a jigsaw puzzle. Seth Borenstein, ajc, "Scientists decry death by 1,000 cuts for world's insects," 11 Jan. 2021 In 2013, Sahai and five co-authors proposed an iO protocol that splits up a program into something like jigsaw puzzle pieces, then uses cryptographic objects called multilinear maps to garble the individual pieces. Quanta Magazine, "Computer Scientists Achieve ‘Crown Jewel’ of Cryptography," 10 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of jigsaw puzzle

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jigsaw puzzle was in 1908

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“Jigsaw puzzle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jigsaw%20puzzle. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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jigsaw puzzle

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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

jigsaw puzzle

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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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