Definition of tangram
: a Chinese puzzle made by cutting a square of thin material into five triangles, a square, and a rhomboid which are capable of being recombined in many different figures
Origin and Etymology of tangram
perhaps from Chinese (Beijing) táng Chinese + English -gram
First Known Use: 1861See Words from the same year
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