woodcut

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English[edit]

Heinrich Aldegrever, 1536, woodcut (1)
Albrecht Dürer, Rhinocerus, 1515, woodcut (3)

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wood +‎ cut

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woodcut (countable and uncountable, plural woodcuts)

  1. (countable) An engraved block of wood, especially one used as a printing form.
    Synonyms: woodblock, xylograph
  2. (uncountable) A method of printmaking from such a block.
    Synonym: xylography
    Coordinate terms: linocut, metalcut, woodblock printing, wood engraving
    Hypernym: relief printing
  3. (countable) A print produced with this method.
    Synonyms: woodblock, xylograph

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