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English definition of “woodcarving”

woodcarving

noun uk   /ˈwʊdˌkɑː.vɪŋ/ us    /-ˌkɑːr-/
[U] the process of cutting into the surface of wood to create a decorative shape or pattern: Some of the finest examples of woodcarving in Europe can be found in medieval churches. [C] a piece of wood that has been decorated in this way: Her woodcarvings will be on display at the gallery next month.
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