Jigsaw-puzzle definition

A puzzle consisting of a mass of irregularly shaped pieces of cardboard, plastic, or wood that form a picture when fitted together.
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A puzzle consisting of a picture, typically with a cardboard backing, that has been cut up into irregularly shaped pieces which must be put together again to re-form the picture.
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A type of puzzle in which the aim is to reconstruct a picture that has been cut (originally, with a jigsaw) into many small interlocking pieces.
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Noun

Singular:
jigsaw-puzzle
Plural:
jigsaw-puzzles

Origin of jigsaw-puzzle

  • jigsaw + puzzle

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