woodblock

woodblock
/wood"blok'/, n.
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.
adj.
4. made from a woodblock: woodblock prints.
[1830-40; WOOD1 + BLOCK]

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