follow Dictionary.com

It’s about time. We are now on Instagram!

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for woodblock
  • The inner one is a common dart-patterned border cut directly on the woodblock.
  • She then inked the lines, placed paper on top of the block, and put the woodblock through the press.
  • The poster media are predominately lithographs, with some woodblock prints and other techniques.
  • Fittings shall be supported on a flat woodblock, and the load shall be applied to a second block as shown.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for woodblock

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for woodblock

21
0
Scrabble Words With Friends