- a carved block of wood from which prints are made.
- a print or impression from such a block.
Origin of woodcut
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Examples from the Web for woodcut
With this tool, Death is illustrated in many a 15th-century woodcut mowing down souls as if they were grain.Ebola Rages in West Africa, Reigniting Humanity’s Oldest Fear: The Plague
August 4, 2014
The Daily Pic: Emily Henretta's woodcut captures technology's fragility.Printed Circuit
October 4, 2013
Barroso, for example, is working on a woodcut of a tablet computer.Cuba's 1 Percent Is Not Who You Think It Is
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Probably nothing with this breadth of handling had ever been done in woodcut before.John Baptist Jackson
The reason is precisely the same as in the case of the Tenniel woodcut.Ariadne Florentina
The jupon is seen in the two knights tilting, in the woodcut on p. 348.
Our woodcut gives only the outlines of the full-length portrait.
The page and ladies, who follow on horseback, are not given in our woodcut.
- a block of wood cut along the grain and with a design, illustration, etc, incised with a knife, from which prints are made
- a print from a woodcut
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Word Origin and History for woodcut
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