jigsaw Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “jigsaw” in the English Dictionary

"jigsaw" in British English

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uk   /ˈdʒɪɡ.sɔː/  us   /-sɑː/

jigsaw noun (PICTURE GAME)

[C] (also jigsaw puzzle) a ​picturestuck onto ​wood or ​cardboard and ​cut into ​pieces of different ​shapes that must be ​joined together ​correctly to ​form the ​picture again: We ​spent all ​evening doing a 1,000-piece jigsaw.

jigsaw noun (MYSTERY)

[S] (also jigsaw puzzle) a ​complicated or ​mysteriousproblem that can only be ​solved or ​explained by ​connecting several ​pieces of ​information: The ​police are ​trying to piece together the jigsaw of how the ​dead man ​spent his last ​hours.

jigsaw noun (TOOL)

[C] a ​tool with an ​electricmotor and a ​thinmetalblade that is used for ​cuttingcurves in ​flatmaterials, such as ​wood or ​metal
(Definition of jigsaw from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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