block print

transitive verb

Definition of block print

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : to print (something, such as a book) from hand-cut wooden blocks used chiefly of printers' practice before the general adoption of movable types
b : to print from blocks a linen scarf block printed in black
2 : to write in block letters it may be easier to block print the lessons at first

block print


Definition of block print (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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“Block print.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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