- a puzzle consisting of a cube with colored faces made of 26 smaller colored blocks attached to a spindle in the center, the object being to rotate the blocks until each face of the cube is a single color.
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Word Origin and History for rubik's-cube
1980, named for teacher Ernö Rubik (b.1944) who patented it in Hungary in 1975.
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