a Chinese puzzle made by cutting a square into five triangles, a square, and a rhomboid, and using these pieces to form various figures and designs
Origin of tangramprobably arbitrary coinage on analogy of anagram
A Chinese puzzle consisting of a square cut into five triangles, a square, and a rhomboid, to be reassembled into different figures.
Origin of tangramOrigin unknown.
Chinese: 七巧板; pinyin: qī qiǎo bǎn; literally "seven boards of skill".