- the art or process of engraving designs in relief with a burin on the end grain of wood, for printing.
- a block of wood so engraved.
- a print or impression from it.
Origin of wood engraving
First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for wood engraving
The art of wood-engraving has been carried, one could almost say, to perfection.
Wood-engraving is the only thing I care about, and that had gone out before I began.O Pioneers!
I have mentioned the American development of wood-engraving.
The art of wood-engraving has progressed if the trade has languished.Modern Illustration
England was naturally the country where wood-engraving most flourished.A History of Wood-Engraving
George Edward Woodberry
- the art of engraving pictures or designs on wood for printing by incising them with a burin on a block of wood cut across the grain
- a block of wood so engraved or a print taken from it
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