jigsaw

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
jig•saw /ˈdʒɪgˌsɔ/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  -sawed, -sawed or -sawn, -saw•ing. 
n. [countable]
  1. BuildingAlso,  ˈjig ˌsaw. an electric saw with a narrow, vertically mounted blade, for cutting curves, complicated patterns, etc.

v. [+ object]
  1. Buildingto cut or form with or as if with a jigsaw.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
jig•saw  ( jigsô′),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -sawed, -sawed  or -sawn, -saw•ing, adj. 
n. 
  1. BuildingAlso,  jig saw′. an electric machine saw with a narrow blade mounted vertically in a frame, for cutting curves or other difficult lines or patterns.

v.t. 
  1. Buildingto cut or form with a jigsaw.

adj. 
  1. formed by or as if by a jigsaw:jigsaw ornamentation.
  • jig2 + saw1 1870–75


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

jigsaw /ˈdʒɪɡˌsɔː/ n
  1. a mechanical saw with a fine steel blade for cutting intricate curves in sheets of material
  2. See jigsaw puzzle
Etymology: 19th Century: from jig (to jerk up and down rapidly) + saw1



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