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Rubik's Cube

[roo-biks] /ˈru bɪks/
noun, Trademark.
a puzzle consisting of a cube with colored faces made of 26 smaller colored blocks attached to a spindle in the center, the object being to rotate the blocks until each face of the cube is a single color. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Rubik's Cube


1980, named for teacher Ernö Rubik (b.1944) who patented it in Hungary in 1975.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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