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jigsaw

[ jig-saw ]
/ 藞d蕭瑟g藢s蓴 /
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noun
Also jig saw . an electric machine saw with a narrow blade mounted vertically in a frame, for cutting curves or other difficult lines or patterns.
verb (used with object), jig路sawed, jig路sawed or jig路sawn, jig路saw路ing.
to cut or form with a jigsaw.
adjective
formed by or as if by a jigsaw: jigsaw ornamentation.
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Origin of jigsaw

First recorded in 1870鈥75; jig2 + saw1
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British Dictionary definitions for jigsaw

jigsaw
/ (藞d蕭瑟伞藢s蓴藧) /

noun
a mechanical saw with a fine steel blade for cutting intricate curves in sheets of material

Word Origin for jigsaw

C19: from jig (to jerk up and down rapidly) + saw 1
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