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Definition of jigsaw noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1= jigsaw puzzle
  2. 2a mysterious situation in which it is not easy to understand all the causes of what is happening; a complicated problem If Hollis was a double agent then the Crabb affair fits neatly into the jigsaw.
  3. 3a saw (= a type of tool) with a fine blade for cutting designs in thin pieces of wood or metal
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: jigsaw

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