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English (1)


Impressing a design into leather using a machine (such as a blocking press).


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Translations for "blocking"

  • English: blocking
  • Danish: (translation needed)
  • Dutch: (translation needed)
  • Latin: (translation needed)
  • Swedish: (translation needed)

English (2)


When materials become adhered to one another because of dampness, or from adhesive striking through a porous material (such as cloth or paper). An example of blocking is when a stack of glossy magazines get wet and the pages stick to each other, but cannot be safely separated after drying.


  • Danish: (translation needed)
  • Dutch: (translation needed)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Crespo Nogueira, Carmen, ed. ICA Handbooks Series : Glossary of Basic Archival and Library Conservation Terms : English with Equivalents in Spanish, German, Italian, French and Russian. Munchen, DEU: K. G. Saur, 2010. ProQuest ebrary. Web.