Adjective "jigsaws" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A puzzle consisting of a picture printed on cardboard or wood and cut into various pieces of different shapes that have to be fitted together.
  1. 'Each of the panels was individually numbered and fitted together on-site like a giant jigsaw.'
  2. 'Proteins are like jigsaw puzzle pieces that are designed to fit together.'
  3. 'But when Frakture put these jigsaws together they didn't fit properly.'
  4. 'He gets nothing other than the pleasure of putting all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle together.'
  5. 'But for him and Mindy, they just kind of clicked easily, like two correct pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.'
  6. 'We used to have to think of the names of flowers as answers to puzzles, or to put together the pieces of a picture, like a jigsaw puzzle.'
  7. 'This box's contours are also unevenly matched and fit together like warped pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.'
  8. 'Activities that focus your mind such as doing cross word puzzles or a jigsaw puzzle have been reported as helpful.'
  9. 'Burnley boss Steve Cotterill is still looking for three pieces to complete his jigsaw puzzle.'
  10. 'The scene is then printed block by block, with layers of color filling in the image like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.'
  11. 'help the police put all the pieces of the jigsaw together'
  12. 'Obtaining planning permission, should we achieve it, will be the final piece in the jigsaw.'
  13. 'They could then be more at ease with themselves afterwards and their information could form a vital piece to complete the jigsaw.'
  14. 'My mother and grandfather are also there, so this would be the missing piece of the jigsaw for our family.'
  15. 'But it is not just a matter of uncovering more historical information in order to complete the jigsaw.'
  16. 'You know you have solved a good jigsaw when all the pieces fit together.'
  17. 'Only by delving through minutes in the county archives has the jigsaw been put together.'
  18. '‘This is the final piece in the jigsaw,’ he said.'
  19. 'Piecing together this complicated jigsaw, a picture emerges, of a regime in crisis.'
  20. 'Sometimes these snippets of information have been the final piece of the jigsaw, which has enabled us to obtain a search warrant and make an arrest.'
  21. 'Now it's a question of putting the jigsaw that has broken apart back together again.'
A machine saw with a fine blade enabling it to cut curved lines in a sheet of wood, metal, or plastic.
  1. 'A jigsaw with a plaster-cutting blade will make the job easier, but be careful not to cut through existing cables hidden in the ceiling.'
  2. 'Bore a starter hole for the blade well inside the line; and use a fine-tooth standard (up-cutting) jigsaw blade.'
  3. 'Tools required include only a circular saw, a jigsaw, and a router.'
  4. 'Finish the cutout with a sharp handsaw, jigsaw or reciprocating saw.'
  5. 'Generally, use a handsaw or a circular saw to cut straight lines, a coping saw or a portable jigsaw to cut irregular lines.'
  6. 'Use a jigsaw to crosscut the board adjacent to a joist.'
  7. 'There are also certain types of tungsten-tipped circular saw and jigsaw blades available that will work with these products.'
  8. 'Check the hardware store for an extra length metal cutting jigsaw blade.'
  9. 'Oh, and how did we live so long without a 5-amp jigsaw with five blades?'
  10. 'Personally I find the hacksaw method easier, I find my jigsaw is too fast and it melts the plastic rather than cutting it.'

More definitions

1. 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), jigsawed, jigsawed or jigsawn, jigsawing.

2. to cut or form with a jigsaw. adjective

3. formed by or as if by a jigsaw: jigsaw ornamentation.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be jigsaws."


(jigsaw)Late 19th century: from the verb jig + the noun saw.