from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An engraver on wood, especially one of the earliest wood-engravers, as of the fifteenth century.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who practices xylography.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a person who makes xylographs


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Modelled on xylography, corresponding to xylo- + -grapher.


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  • Mr. Tenniel's cartoons are put on wood precisely as they are meant to be cut, in broad, firm, sweeping lines, and the wood-engraver has only to scoop out the white interstices between the network of lines; whereas Mr. Leech dashed in a bold pen-and-ink-like sketch and trusted to the xylographer, who knew his style well and of old, to produce an engraving, _tant bien que mal_, but as bold and as dashing as the original.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865


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