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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Through the years, Lorayne enjoyed her grandchildren's sporting events and doing jigsaw puzzles with her great-grandchildren. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Mary Lorayne Chamberland," 11 Feb. 2018 The 615 fragments amounted to a precious and delicate jigsaw puzzle. New York Times, "Florence’s Answer to Mafia Violence: A Painting’s Loving Restoration," 25 May 2018 But Nervous System Studio has come up with something new by designing a brand new type of jigsaw puzzle. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "This Math-Inspired Jigsaw Puzzle Goes On Forever," 23 Nov. 2016 Yes, but don’t cry.’’ In Churchill’s bleak and unsparing vision, life is a relentless battle, requiring stoicism, and a jigsaw puzzle, requiring guile. Don Aucoin, BostonGlobe.com, "A top-notch ‘Top Girls’ at the Huntington," 26 Apr. 2018 Not surprising, as the Oxford Circle native has been doing jigsaw puzzles for 64 of his 68 years. Stu Bykofsky, Philly.com, "What's he up to? Frankly, it's puzzling | Stu Bykofsky," 19 June 2018 Bernie enjoyed working outside in his yard, performing home improvements at his home and other family member's homes, and solving jigsaw puzzles. courant.com, "Bernard F. Kehoe," 19 June 2018 David Butler, a resident of East Palestine in eastern Ohio, started working jigsaw puzzles last year when his daughter, Cindy Fletcher, brought him a couple puzzles for his birthday. Fox News, "91-year-old 'puzzle man' gaining Internet fame through activity," 7 June 2018 The package’s gentle humanism will appeal particularly to middle-aged and older viewers, an increasingly content-hungry niche worldwide and, umm…people who like jigsaw puzzles. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Puzzle': Film Review | Sundance 2018," 29 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of jigsaw puzzle

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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