One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A puzzle in the form of a plastic cube covered with multicoloured squares, which the player attempts to twist and turn so that all the squares on each face are of the same colour.
- ‘It's been a while since I played with a Rubik's cube.’
- ‘But lovers of kaleidoscopes, Rubik's cubes, and jigsaw and other puzzles should have a field day.’
- ‘In that study, two groups were asked to fiddle with a Rubik's cube.’
- ‘A number of years ago, a fad called Rubik's cube was in vogue.’
- ‘The Rubik's cube was simply a puzzle whose original intentions mystified him, and he could not fathom the purpose for which it was designed.’
- ‘He is usually the one on the bench trying to figure out that Rubik's cube.’
1980s: named after Erno Rubik (born 1944), its Hungarian inventor.
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