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jig·saw / ˈjigˌsô/ • n. 1. (also jigsaw puzzle) a puzzle consisting of a picture printed on cardboard or wood and cut into various pieces of different shapes that have to be fitted together. ∎ fig. a puzzle that can only be resolved by assembling various pieces of information: help the police put all the pieces of the jigsaw together. 2. a machine saw with a fine blade enabling it to cut curved lines in a sheet of wood, metal, or plastic.

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