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    tooth of a jigsaw puzzle piece?



    What would you call those parts of a jigsaw puzzle piece that are sticking out? Tooth? Like when you say I don't think you will be able to fix that puzzle piece anymore, three of its teeth have already been torn off. But you're free to try to fix it as I still keep those teeth right here on his box.
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    Re: tooth of a jigsaw puzzle piece?

    There is no universally accepted word, but tabs​ is commonly used.

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    Re: tooth of a jigsaw puzzle piece?

    "Some fully interlocking puzzles have pieces all of a similar shape, with rounded tabs out on opposite ends, with corresponding blanks cut into the intervening sides to receive the tabs of adjacent pieces. Other fully interlocking puzzles may have tabs and blanks variously arranged on each piece, but they usually have four sides, and the numbers of tabs and blanks thus add up to four.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigsaw_puzzle



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