Tangram definition

tănggrəm
A Chinese puzzle consisting of a square cut into five triangles, a square, and a rhomboid, to be reassembled into different figures.
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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.
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A Chinese puzzle made of a square that is cut up into different triangular pieces which can then be reassembled to make designs.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tangram
Plural:
tangrams

Origin of tangram

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Chinese: 七巧板; pinyin: qī qiǎo bǎn; literally "seven boards of skill".

    From Wiktionary