an enclosure, used in experiments in animal learning, from which an animal must escape or in which it must manipulate various devices.
[puhz-uh l] /ˈpʌz əl/ noun 1. a toy, problem, or other contrivance designed to amuse by presenting difficulties to be solved by ingenuity or patient effort. 2. something ; a puzzling question, matter, or person. 3. a puzzled or perplexed condition; bewilderment. 4. a : Did you do the puzzle in the newspaper today? 5. […]
[puhz-uh l-hed-id] /ˈpʌz əlˌhɛd ɪd/ adjective 1. having, deriving from, or characterized by confused thoughts or ideas. 2. given to or characterized by over common things.
noun 1. a drinking jug of the 17th and 18th centuries, so made as to challenge the drinker to drink without spilling or spraying the contents.
[puhz-uh l-muh nt] /ˈpʌz əl mənt/ noun 1. the state of being ; perplexity. 2. something . /ˈpʌzəlmənt/ noun 1. the state or condition of being puzzled; perplexity n. 1822, from puzzle + -ment.