Definition of Jigsaw puzzle

1. Noun. A puzzle that requires you to reassemble a picture that has been mounted on a stiff base and cut into interlocking pieces.

Generic synonyms: Puzzle



Definition of Jigsaw puzzle

1. Noun. 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. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jigsaw Puzzle

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

Literary usage of Jigsaw puzzle

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1. South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-1917 by Ernest Henry Shackleton (1920)
"... interminable jigsaw puzzle devised by nature. The parts of the puzzle in loose pack have floated slightly apart and become disarranged; ..."

2. 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 ..."

3. Russia in the Shadows by Herbert George Wells (1921)
"That jigsaw puzzle remained unsolved, and we then shifted our attention to Asia. Impatient at the long delay of the Western proletarians to emerge and ..."

4. Formative Assessment: Improving Learning in Secondary Classrooms by OECD Staff, SourceOECD (Online service) (2005)
"Learning through teaching others: the jigsaw puzzle The sixteen students of Forres S2 ... She explained that they would be doing a "jigsaw puzzle" activity. ..."

5. Basic Concepts in the Methodology of the Social Sciences by Johann Mouton, H. C. Marais (1988)
"It was Kuhn himself who referred to the analogy between normal science and building a jigsaw puzzle or filling in a crossword puzzle. ..."

6. Conceptions of Social Inquiry by J. J. Snyman (1993)
"Kuhn himself refers to the analogy between normal scientific practice and the completion of a jigsaw puzzle or a crossword-puzzle. ..."

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