Definition of Chinese puzzle in English:

Chinese puzzle

Line breaks: Chin|ese puz¦zle

noun

An intricate puzzle consisting of many interlocking pieces: they shuffle the images about like the squares in a Chinese puzzle
More example sentences
  • The change in level across the site is intelligently exploited to create a series of living and sleeping spaces that lock together with the pleasing intricacy of a Chinese puzzle.
  • The various spaces interlock with the elegant complexity of a Chinese puzzle.
  • The main theatre is set back behind a generous foyer space, its permeability and luminance contrasting with surrounding blind boxes of the two cinemas, which lock together in section like Chinese puzzles.

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