What does jigsaw mean?

Definitions for jigsawˈdʒɪgˌsɔ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. saber saw, jigsaw, reciprocating saw(noun)

    a portable power saw with a reciprocating blade; can be used with a variety of blades depending on the application and kind of cut; generally have a plate that rides on the surface that is being cut

  2. jigsaw, scroll saw, fretsaw(noun)

    fine-toothed power saw with a narrow blade; used to cut curved outlines


  1. jigsaw(Noun)

    A saw with fine teeth and a narrow blade which can cut curves in wood or metal.

  2. jigsaw(Noun)

    A jigsaw puzzle.

  3. jigsaw(Verb)

    To cut something using a jigsaw.


  1. Jigsaw

    A jigsaw is a tool used for cutting arbitrary curves, such as stenciled designs or other custom shapes, into a piece of wood, metal, or other material. It can be used in a more artistic fashion than other saws, which typically cut in straight lines only. In this way, it is similar to the rasp and the chisel. Although a jigsaw can be used to cut arbitrary patterns, making a straight cut freehand is difficult even with a guide. Traditional jigsaws are hand saws, consisting of a handle attached to a small, thin blade. The first jigsaw puzzles were made using this kind of unpowered saw. More modern jigsaws are power tools, made up of an electric motor and a reciprocating saw blade. A jigsaw with a bevel function on the sole plate allows cutting angles of typically up to 45 degrees relative to the normal vertical stroke for cutting miter joints. In the past, what are now usually called scroll saws were often referred to as jigsaws. A jigsaw may also be referred to, by some manufacturers, as a "bayonet saw" or sabre saw.


  1. Jigsaw

    Jigsaw (http://www.jigsaw.com) is a leading provider of business information and data services that uniquely leverages user-generated content contributed by its global business-to-business community of 1.5 million members. Jigsaw gives individuals and companies access to business contact information for 24 million business professionals and profiles of 4 million companies. In addition to delivering low-cost and easy access to high-value business information for sales, marketing, recruiting and customer service, Jigsaw provides a variety of cloud-based data acquisition and management services. Founded in 2004, Jigsaw is located in San Mateo, Calif. and is a salesforce.com company.

Editors Contribution

  1. jigsaw

    A type of product created, designed and manufactured in various colors, images, materials, shapes, sizes and styles that have pieces of the image cut into various shapes and you use your mind to put the shapes together to complete the image on the front of the box.

    Jigsaws are created in a huge number of images, shapes, sizes and styles to suit every age group and enjoyed by millions of people around the world.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jigsaw in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jigsaw in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tony Shaw:

    The State Department's work with Hollywood fits into a much larger historical picture and jigsaw.

  2. Macaulay Culkin:

    I’ve heard some. Oh, that I’m Jigsaw. That Kevin McCallister grew up to be Jigsaw from 'Saw,'.

  3. Gregory Morvillo:

    If I were to show you two pieces of a 200 piece jigsaw puzzle, wouldn't it be difficult to know what the picture in that puzzle was?

  4. Dan Montgomery:

    It's like putting a giant jigsaw puzzle together, and we've got two tiny little pieces right now, more are going to start coming into place.

  5. Massimo Della Valle:

    If we imagine the history of the chemical evolution of the Milky Way as a big jigsaw, then lithium from novae was one of the most important and puzzling missing pieces.

Images & Illustrations of jigsaw

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