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wood engraving

  1. the art or process of engraving designs in relief with a burin on the end grain of wood, for printing.
  2. a block of wood so engraved.
  3. a print or impression from it.
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Origin of wood engraving

First recorded in 1810–20
Related formswood engraver, noun
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Examples from the Web for wood engraving

Historical Examples of wood engraving

  • The art of wood-engraving has been carried, one could almost say, to perfection.

    The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 1, January 1886


  • Wood-engraving is the only thing I care about, and that had gone out before I began.

    O Pioneers!

    Willa Cather

  • I have mentioned the American development of wood-engraving.

  • The art of wood-engraving has progressed if the trade has languished.

    Modern Illustration

    Joseph Pennell

  • England was naturally the country where wood-engraving most flourished.

    A History of Wood-Engraving

    George Edward Woodberry

British Dictionary definitions for wood engraving

wood engraving

  1. 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
  2. a block of wood so engraved or a print taken from it
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Derived Formswood engraver, noun
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