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[jig-saw] /ˈdʒɪgˌsɔ/

Also, jig saw. an electric machine 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.
to cut or form with a jigsaw.
formed by or as if by a jigsaw:
jigsaw ornamentation.
a mechanical saw with a fine steel blade for cutting intricate curves in sheets of material
See jigsaw puzzle

also jig-saw, “vertical reciprocating saw,” 1855, American English, from jig with its notion of “rapid up-and-down motion” + saw (n.1). Jigsaw puzzle first recorded 1906; originally one with pieces cut by a jigsaw.


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