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a. A block of wood on whose surface a design for printing is engraved across the end grain.
b. A print made from a wood engraving.
2. The art or process of making wood engravings.
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1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the art of engraving pictures or designs on wood for printing by incising them with a burin on a block of wood cut across the grain
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a block of wood so engraved or a print taken from it
wood engraver n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. the art or process of engraving designs in relief with a burin on wood cut against the grain, for printing.
2. a block of wood so engraved.
3. a print or impression from it.
wood′ engrav`er, n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
wood engraving- Essentially the reverse of a woodcut.
See also related terms for reverse.
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A technique like woodcut but using hardwood sawn across the grain and with a finer design, cut more shallowly using burins and similar engraving tools. Thomas Bewick excelled in this technique.
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|Noun||1.||wood engraving - a print made from a woodcut|
engraving - a print made from an engraving
|2.||wood engraving - engraving consisting of a block of wood with a design cut into it; used to make prints|
engraving - a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved
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