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.
to cut or form with a jigsaw.
formed by or as if by a jigsaw: jigsaw ornamentation.
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How to use jigsaw in a sentence
This might mean working with your hands, or doing a jigsaw puzzle.
That complicated jigsaw cover prepares you for what’s inside.
Crystal Sanchez, who works on digital collections for the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of the Chief Information Officer, is a founder of Puzzle Swap, plunging deep into the jigsaw realm during the government shutdown of 2013.Puzzle swap celebrates jigsaw ‘barter culture’ amid pandemic chaos | Justin Wm. Moyer | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
Construction sites are vast jigsaws of people and parts that must be pieced together just so at just the right times.AI that scans a construction site can spot when things are falling behind | Will Heaven | October 16, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Lay your base first—we used half-inch sanded plywood, cut to fit with a jigsaw.How to Build Out Your Subaru Forester for $350 or Less | Madeleine LaPlante-Dube | October 15, 2020 | Outside Online
When he looks at the neatly compiled jigsaw puzzle of his life, however, he feels empty, deeply dissatisfied.Is ‘Satisfaction’ a Love Story That’s Too Real About Sex and Marriage? | David Masciotra | September 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Every scene fits together like a jigsaw puzzle piece by the end of the book, when the reader finally knows everything.Real Thrills And High Art In A Poignant Page-Turner Of A Novel | Susan Cheever | May 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
All of which connect together like a jigsaw as the story progresses.
So, I started writing to this girl Tobi Vail who had a fanzine called jigsaw, and she was very supportive.Punk Rock-Feminist Pioneer Kathleen Hanna on Her SXSW Doc and More | Marlow Stern | March 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
For Cusk, it is “a jigsaw dismantled into a heap of broken-edged pieces.”
The whole thing begins to have a jigsaw look, like a child's toy rack with wooden soldiers on it, expanding and contracting.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
Painfully he pulled fragments of pictures out of the past, assembled a jigsaw of wild action.Star Born | Andre Norton
Perhaps Margaret Skidmore would be able to supply another piece of the jigsaw.The Five Arrows | Allan Chase
Close up, it was a tremendous jigsaw puzzle of blocks that weighed tons.The Egyptian Cat Mystery | Harold Leland Goodwin
It looked like some sort of jigsaw puzzle that he was piecing together very carefully, very— what's the word?Foe-Farrell | Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
British Dictionary definitions for jigsaw
a mechanical saw with a fine steel blade for cutting intricate curves in sheets of material
See jigsaw puzzle
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