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woodcut

[woo d-kuht]
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noun
  1. a carved block of wood from which prints are made.
  2. a print or impression from such a block.
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Origin of woodcut

First recorded in 1655–65; wood1 + cut
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Related Words for woodcut

illustration, inscription, etching, lithograph, woodcut, impression, scratch, cutting, print, chasing, intaglio, mezzotint, rotogravure, photogravure, blocking, photoengraving

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British Dictionary definitions for woodcut

woodcut

noun
  1. a block of wood cut along the grain and with a design, illustration, etc, incised with a knife, from which prints are made
  2. a print from a woodcut
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Word Origin and History for woodcut

n.

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

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