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woodcut

[woo d-kuht] /ˈwʊdˌkʌt/
noun
1.
a carved block of wood from which prints are made.
2.
a print or impression from such a block.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; wood1 + cut
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  • woodcut artists often develop distinctive printmaking styles.
  • Two of these are shown in the woodcut united together.
British Dictionary definitions for woodcut

woodcut

/ˈwʊdˌkʌt/
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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