brain teaser


a puzzle or problem whose solution requires great ingenuity.

1920–25; brain + tease + er1 Unabridged
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brain-twister definition

and brain-teaser
  1. n.
    a puzzle, especially one that requires thinking. : Can you help me with this brain-teaser? , I can spend my whole vacation doing brain-twisters.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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