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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Also called shadow box frame.
Origin of shadow box
First recorded in 1905–10
Words nearby shadow box
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British Dictionary definitions for shadow-box
boxing to practise blows and footwork against an imaginary opponent
to act or speak unconvincingly, without saying what one means, etche's just shadow-boxing
Derived forms of shadow-boxshadow-boxing, noun
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