[ woo d-blok ]
/ ˈwʊdˌblɒk /


a block of wood engraved in relief, for printing from; woodcut.
a print or impression from such a block.
a hollow block of hard wood struck with a wooden stick or mallet and used in the percussion section of an orchestra.


made from a woodblock: woodblock prints.

Origin of woodblock

First recorded in 1830–40; wood1 + block
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British Dictionary definitions for wood block

wood block


a small rectangular flat block of wood that is laid with others as a floor surface
music another word for Chinese block
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