Definition of Jigsaw

1. Noun. A portable power saw with a reciprocating blade; can be used with a variety of blades depending on the application and kind of cut; generally have a plate that rides on the surface that is being cut.

Exact synonyms: Reciprocating Saw, Saber Saw
Generic synonyms: Power Saw, Saw, Sawing Machine



2. Noun. Fine-toothed power saw with a narrow blade; used to cut curved outlines.
Exact synonyms: Fretsaw, Scroll Saw
Generic synonyms: Power Saw, Saw, Sawing Machine

Definition of Jigsaw

1. Noun. A saw with fine teeth and a narrow blade which can cut curves in wood or metal. ¹

2. Noun. A jigsaw puzzle. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To cut something using a jigsaw. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jigsaw

1. to cut with a type of saw [v -SAWED, -SAWN, -SAWING, -SAWS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jigsaw

jiggy
jighead
jigheads
jigida
jigidas
jigjig
jigjigged
jigjigs
jigjog
jiglike
jigo
jigos
jigot
jigots
jigs
jigsaw (current term)
jigsaw puzzle
jigsaw puzzles
jigsawed
jigsawing
jigsawlike
jigsawn
jigsaws
jigtime
jihad
jihadi
jihadic
jihadis
jihadism
jihadist

Literary usage of Jigsaw

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1. From Initial Education to Working Life: Making Transitions Workby OECD Staff, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope by OECD Staff, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope (2000)
"Putting the jigsaw together The transition from initial education to working life is a complex and multi- faceted policy development and ..."

2. Group Investigation and Student Learning: An Experiment in Singapore Schools by Ivy Geok-chin Tan, Shlomo Sharan, Christine Kim-eng Lee (2006)
"jigsaw II is a modification of jigsaw. In jigsaw II, each student reads the same material but ... jigsaw II has more reward interdependence than jigsaw. ..."

3. Crèche Barriers: How Britain Can Grow Its Childcare Industry by Helen Wilkinson (2002)
"Significantly, jigsaw sponsors some of the national charities like the Daycare Trust — one other way in which jigsaw has sought to build support and ..."

4. Canada's Hundred Days: With the Canadian Corps from Amiens to Mons, Aug. 8 by John Frederick Bligh Livesay (1919)
"A thousand yards northeast of Bois du Sart lies jigsaw Wood, with Hatchett Wood between. The 9th. Brigade took up the attack at zero hour, the immediate ..."

5. Neither Created Nor Evolved: Living Joyously Without a Creator by Walter Prytulak (2001)
"Imagine 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle made of metal, with polished surfaces and ... Even a blind man could put a jigsaw puzzle together by starting with one ..."

6. The Sportsman's Workshop by Warren Hastings Miller (1921)
"That shop had every known tool in it, and it had a jigsaw. I wish I had a jigsaw now! For if I had I would cut out my own decoys instead of sending the ..."

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