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noun
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.
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Origin of wood engraving

First recorded in 1810–20

OTHER WORDS FROM wood engraving

wood engraver, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for wood engraving

wood engraving

noun
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

Derived forms of wood engraving

wood engraver, noun
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