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jig·saw

 (jĭg′sô′)
n.
A usually power-driven saw with a narrow vertical blade, used to cut sharp curves.
tr.v. jig·sawed, jig·saw·ing, jig·saws
1. To cut or form with a jigsaw.
2. To arrange intricately; interlock.

jigsaw

(ˈdʒɪɡˌsɔː)
n
1. (Tools) a mechanical saw with a fine steel blade for cutting intricate curves in sheets of material
2. (Games, other than specified) See jigsaw puzzle
[C19: from jig (to jerk up and down rapidly) + saw1]

jig•saw

(ˈdʒɪgˌsɔ)

n., v. -sawed, -sawed -sawn, -saw•ing, n.
1. Also, jig′ saw`. an electric machine saw with a narrow, vertically mounted blade, for cutting curves, complex patterns, etc.
v.t.
2. to cut or form with or as if with a jigsaw.
adj.
3. formed by or as if by a jigsaw: jigsaw ornamentation.
[1870–75; jig2 + saw1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jigsaw - a portable power saw with a reciprocating bladejigsaw - 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
power saw, sawing machine, saw - a power tool for cutting wood
2.jigsaw - fine-toothed power saw with a narrow bladejigsaw - fine-toothed power saw with a narrow blade; used to cut curved outlines
power saw, sawing machine, saw - a power tool for cutting wood
Translations
skládačka
puslespil
kuviosahalehtisahapalapeli
slagalica
ジグソーパズル
조각 맞추기 퍼즐
figuurzaagpuzzel
sestavljanka
pussel
ตัวต่อสำหรับสร้างเป็นภาพ
trò chơi xếp hình

jigsaw

[ˈdʒɪgsɔː] N
1. (also jigsaw puzzle) → rompecabezas m inv, puzzle m
2. (= tool) → sierra f de vaivén

jigsaw

[ˈdʒɪgsɔː] n
(also jigsaw puzzle) → puzzle m
the missing pieces of the jigsaw (fig) (= missing information) → les pièces manquantes du puzzle
to fit together the pieces of the jigsaw (fig)assembler les pièces du puzzle
(= tool) → scie f sauteuse

jigsaw

n
(Tech) → Tischlerbandsäge f
(also jigsaw puzzle)Puzzle(spiel) nt

jigsaw

[ˈdʒɪgˌsɔː] n
a. (also jigsaw puzzle) → puzzle m inv
b. (tool) → sega da traforo

jigsaw (puzzle)

(ˈdʒigsoː) noun
a puzzle made up of many differently-shaped pieces that fit together to form a picture.

jigsaw

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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There are eight parts discussed in the paper: (1) allows for a lead-in set to introduce the lesson; (2) establishes expert questions (Figure 2) for students to answer in their home teams; (3) the students master their expert sheets in their respective expert groups ; (4) unlike Jigsaws II and III a quiz is given to each expert group based on their expert sheet; (5) students return to their home teams to teach their team members to become experts; (6) a second quiz is given to the groups to check for accuracy; (7) comes into play after the second quiz; and (8) is the assessment activity.