Chinese puzzle

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Chinese puzzle

n.
1. A very intricate puzzle of pieces that lock together.
2. Something very difficult or complex.

Chinese puzzle

n
1. (Games, other than specified) an intricate puzzle, esp one consisting of boxes within boxes
2. a complicated problem

Chi′nese puz′zle


n.
1. a very complicated puzzle.
2. anything very complicated or perplexing.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chinese puzzle - intricate or ingenious puzzle consisting of boxes within boxes
puzzle - a game that tests your ingenuity
References in classic literature ?
Nobody but an acrobat will voluntarily spend years at such a difficult mechanical puzzle as the keyboard, and so we have to take our impressions of Beethoven's sonatas from acrobats who vie with each other in the rapidity of their prestos, or the staying power of their left wrists.
Part of the process of recovering from my long sickness was to find delight in little things, in things unconnected with books and problems, in play, in games of tag in the swimming pool, in flying kites, in fooling with horses, in working out mechanical puzzles.
One of the most talked-about features of the baton is the mechanical puzzle, inspired by an ancient Japanese design, which locks the Queen's message within and houses a granite gemstone from the island of Ailsa Craig.
I am, of course, talking about Rubik's Cube -that pesky 3-D mechanical puzzle that delighted and frustrated in equal measure.

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