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woodblock

[woo d-blok] /ˈwʊdˌblɒk/
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
1830-1840
1830-40; wood1 + block
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British Dictionary definitions for wood block

wood block

noun
1.
a small rectangular flat block of wood that is laid with others as a floor surface
2.
(music) another word for Chinese block
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