shadow box


a shallow, rectangular frame fronted with a glass panel, used to show and at the same time protect items on display, as paintings, coins, or jewelry.

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Origin of shadow box

First recorded in 1905–10

Also called shadow box frame. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019