from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A puzzle consisting of a mass of irregularly shaped pieces of cardboard, plastic, or wood that form a picture when fitted together. Also called picture puzzle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of puzzle in which the aim is to reconstruct a picture that has been cut (originally, with a jigsaw) into many small interlocking pieces.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a puzzle that requires you to reassemble a picture that has been mounted on a stiff base and cut into interlocking pieces
Spider got a 250-piece jigsaw puzzle of a snow scene in Vermont.
Ptolemy Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene were putting a jigsaw puzzle together, a scene of flowers, grass, and butterflies painted on thin wood that some master craftsman with a fretsaw had cut into small, irregular pieces.
Arranging flower stems in a vase, straightening pictures on a wall, and conquering a 1,500-piece jigsaw puzzle may not be passkeys to stellar success in our society, but they do provide gratification and a nice way to feel effective.
Asking the child who is unable to revisualize to clean his room independently is identical to asking an adult to assemble a 400-piece jigsaw puzzle without having seen the picture on the puzzle box cover.
Flicked on, the missing piece to an incomplete jigsaw puzzle was immediately found, and things fell into place for the team as a whole.