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puzzle box

noun, Psychology.
an enclosure, used in experiments in animal learning, from which an animal must escape or in which it must manipulate various devices.
Origin of puzzle box
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Is it about the burglars that got into Miss Ransoms store and took the puzzle box?

    The Curlytops at Silver Lake

    Howard Roger Garis
  • The trained cat performs repeatedly for the other's benefit, and is then taken away and the untrained cat put into the puzzle box.

    Psychology Robert S. Woodworth

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