Definition of term:: Woodcut

  • Illustrations produced when the original printing plate was engraved on a block of wood. One of the oldest methods of printing, dating back to 8th century China.
French: Gravure sur bois
German: Holzschnitt
Swedish: Träsnitt
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources