block print

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transitive verb

: to print (something, such as a book) from hand-cut wooden blocks
used chiefly of printers' practice before the general adoption of movable types
: to print from blocks
a linen scarf block printed in black
: to write in block letters
it may be easier to block print the lessons at first

block print

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: a large founding core print the impression of which receives a core that also replaces a part of the mold
: a print produced by block printing

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“Block print.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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