from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A block of wood on whose surface a design for printing is engraved along the grain.
  • n. A print made from a woodcut. Also called woodblock, woodprint.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A print or a method of printmaking from an engraved block of wood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an engraving on wood; also, a print from such an engraving.
  • n. An engraving on wood; also, a print from it. Same as Wood cut, under wood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An engraving on wood, or a print from such an engraving. See woodengraving.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a print made from a woodcut
  • n. engraving consisting of a block of wood with a design cut into it; used to make prints


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  • The woodcut is a very faithful representation of yaconins fencing.

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  • a figure of the wood in the second year, which I think he has borrowed, without acknowledgment, from Figuier, omitting a piece of Figuier's woodcut which is unexplained in Figuier's text.

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