wood block

woodblock

[wood-blok]
noun
1.
a block of wood engraved in relief, for printing from; woodcut.
2.
a print or impression from such a block.
3.
a hollow block of hard wood struck with a wooden stick or mallet and used in the percussion section of an orchestra.
adjective
4.
made from a woodblock: woodblock prints.

Origin:
1830–40; wood1 + block

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To wood block
Collins
World English Dictionary
wood block
 
n
1.  a small rectangular flat block of wood that is laid with others as a floor surface
2.  music another word for Chinese block

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Images for wood block
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature