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wood·cut·ter / ˈwoŏdˌkətər/ •
n. 1. a person who cuts down trees or branches, esp. for fuel.2. a person who makes woodcuts.DERIVATIVES: wood·cut·ting n.
oxford views updated May 23 2018
wood·cut / ˈwoŏdˌkət/ •
n. a print of a type made from a design cut in a block of wood, formerly widely used for illustrations in books. Compare with wood engraving. ∎ the technique of making such prints.
oxford views updated Jun 11 2018
Oldest method of printing, using designs carved into wood. The carving produces a negative image: the carved areas representing blank spaces while the flat areas retain the ink. Woodcuts were invented in China
in the 5th century ad
, and became popular in Europe
in the Middle Ages