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 While thinking about her scenes, Seehorn will paint, work on embroidery, finish a jigsaw puzzle or write a to-do list. Michael Schneider, Variety, 16 June 2022 Start small with this 500-piece jigsaw puzzle, featuring the adorable star of The Mandalorian front and center. Cameron Jenkins, Good Housekeeping, 20 Apr. 2022 And if so, then go right to the themes and put together the giant jigsaw puzzle — or not. Chris Willman, Variety, 13 May 2022 Choose a photo of you and your siblings and this Etsy seller will turn it into a custom 99-, 500- or 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 18 Apr. 2022 Here's a time-lapse of an incredibly patient man completing a huge jigsaw puzzle. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 21 Jan. 2022 Adam picked out a jigsaw puzzle for his mom, along with gifts for cousins, his brother and a favorite teacher at Berea-Midpark High School. cleveland, 5 Jan. 2022 Maintaining Anchorage’s city and state roads involves a complex jigsaw puzzle of logistics to ensure that roadways are plowed, salted and sanded enough to be safe for drivers. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Jan. 2022 Batman’s crusade becomes solving the jigsaw puzzle that is Gotham. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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1 Jul 2022

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“Jigsaw puzzle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jigsaw%20puzzle. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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jigsaw puzzle

noun

Kids Definition of jigsaw puzzle

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

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