jigsaw puzzle

noun
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

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

  1. We spent many nights working on a jigsaw puzzle of Mount Everest.

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First Known Use of jigsaw puzzle

1919

in the meaning defined above

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JIGSAW PUZZLE Defined for English Language Learners

jigsaw puzzle

Definition of jigsaw puzzle for English Language Learners

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


JIGSAW PUZZLE Defined for Kids

jigsaw puzzle

noun

Definition of jigsaw puzzle for Students

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


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