[ woo d-kuht ]
/ ˈwʊdˌkʌt /


a carved block of wood from which prints are made.
a print or impression from such a block.

Origin of woodcut

First recorded in 1655–65; wood1 + cut
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British Dictionary definitions for woodcut


/ (ˈwʊdˌkʌt) /


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



1660s, from wood (n.) + cut (n.).

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