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jigsaw puzzle

n.
A puzzle consisting of a mass of irregularly shaped pieces of cardboard, plastic, or wood that form a picture when fitted together. Also called picture puzzle.
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jigsaw puzzle

n
(Games, other than specified) a puzzle in which the player has to reassemble a picture that has been mounted on a wooden or cardboard base and cut into a large number of irregularly shaped interlocking pieces
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jig′saw puz`zle


n.
1. a set of irregularly cut pieces of pasteboard, wood, or the like that form a picture or design when fitted together.
2. a complex, confusing situation, condition, or item.
[1905–10]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jigsaw puzzle - a puzzle that requires you to reassemble a picture that has been mounted on a stiff base and cut into interlocking piecesjigsaw puzzle - a puzzle that requires you to reassemble a picture that has been mounted on a stiff base and cut into interlocking pieces
puzzle - a game that tests your ingenuity
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Translations
puzzleskládačka
puslespil
palapeli
slagalicapazl
ジグソーパズル
조각 맞추기 퍼즐
pussel
ตัวต่อสำหรับสร้างเป็นภาพ
trò chơi xếp hình

jigsaw puzzle

أُحْجِيَّةُ الصُّوَرُ الـمُقَطَّعَةُ skládačka puslespil Puzzle παζλ rompecabezas palapeli puzzle slagalica puzzle ジグソーパズル 조각 맞추기 퍼즐 puzzel puslespill układanka quebra-cabeça, quebra-cabeças паззл pussel ตัวต่อสำหรับสร้างเป็นภาพ yapboz trò chơi xếp hình 拼图玩具
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References in classic literature ?
But at the same time, for his thoughts chased one another through his brain and yet seemed to stand together, in a hopeless confusion, like the pieces of a jig-saw puzzle seen in a nightmare, he asked himself what he was going to do.
Money laundering, especially in the Kenyan context, facilitates a broad range of sombre fundamental criminal acts and ultimately impedes the integrity of the financial system, money market, investor confidence and remains a jig-saw puzzle for security agents.
Did the extraordinary feat which deftly, clearly put into perfect vision my own previously confused jig-saw puzzle pieces swirling about me.
Or help make a jig-saw puzzle of a willow pattern plate.
Inset, a rare Festival of Britain souvenir jig-saw puzzle A Festival of Britain souvenir handKerchief A guidebooK advert for one of the engineers involved in creating the Festival site