jig-saw puzzle

jigsaw puzzle

noun
1.
Also called picture puzzle. a set of irregularly cut pieces of pasteboard, wood, or the like that form a picture or design when fitted together.
2.
any complex, confusing situation, condition, or item, as one composed of seemingly diverse or unrelated elements.

Origin:
1905–10

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jigsaw puzzle
 
n
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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