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word square

noun
1.
a set of words such that when arranged one beneath another in the form of a square they read alike horizontally and vertically.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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British Dictionary definitions for word square

word square

noun
1.
a puzzle in which the player must fill a square grid with words that read the same across as down
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