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puzzle box

noun, Psychology
an enclosure, used in experiments in animal learning, from which an animal must escape or in which it must manipulate various devices.
Origin of puzzle box
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The trained cat performs repeatedly for the other's benefit, and is then taken away and the untrained cat put into the puzzle box.

    Psychology Robert S. Woodworth
  • Is it about the burglars that got into Miss Ransoms store and took the puzzle box?

    The Curlytops at Silver Lake Howard Roger Garis

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